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Scots “Call my bluff” questions based on the Concise Scots Dictionary
To play You will be given ten words Each word has three possible definitions Click on the definition you think is right Guid luck!
stravaigin …(noun) a dark beer brewed in Morayshire Used in the name of well-known Glasgow restaurant …(verb) wander about with no sense of purpose "The Scots midfield spend more time stravaigin than anything else." … (noun) seaweed found on the Hebrides used as fodder for the famed ling cattle
ablach … (noun) a mangled animal carcass: “at first the two boys thought it was a rock but quickly realised from the smell it was a rotting ablach” … (noun) a short rope used by fishermen to tie themselves to the deck during fierce storms. … (noun) a musician will keep the mouthpiece of his chanter clean using a lint-free cloth called an ablach
scronach … (adj) naïve, as in the famous Bothy Ballad: “I wiz a roch, scronach loon a thochtie contermacious / Nae inclint tae be telt ava / A plooky pilliedacus” … (noun) a ploughman's piece bag made from calf leather: “he realised fairly quickly that the mice had been at his scronach” … (noun) a loud cry or shriek: “they all looked up from their porridge when they heard a loud scronach”
ort … (noun) old Orcadian from the Viking word for a small rowing boat: “hanging over the bow of the ort he could see the sea bed” … (noun) waste or leftovers: “the largest cat called Callum was a picky eater and there was always ort to be thrown out”... (noun) a standard measure for beer used by publicans in Glasgow and the West of Scotland
jinipperous …(adjective) requiring dexterity: “work in the jute mills of Dundee was very jinipperous”. … (noun) the sap of the juniper tree: “the jinipperous poultice brought down the swelling in no time” …(adj) finicky or particular: “as a boy he was very jinipperous in his eating habits”
driffle …(noun) a long piece of string used by a farmer to plough a field along straight furrows … (noun) a very small oar used to manoeuvre an old Scots coracle: "he knew he was up the burn without a driffle" … (verb) word of Flemish origin meaning to rain or snow lightly “When he woke on the hillside, it had already started to driffle”
brose …(noun) a meal made from oats or pease meal mixed with boiling water. “a good plate of brose set him up for a hard day’s work.” …(noun) a large group of crows “the old gamekeeper could hardly hear himself think over the noise coming from the brose above his shelter.” …(noun) a good old fashioned punch-up. “There wasn't a weekend which went by without some form of brose”
ramstoorie … (adj) slapdash. “The spark we had working in the house was a real ramstoorie character.” … (noun) a protective cover used by shepherds to cover the broken horns of cattle that had been injured. …(noun) a tool used by chimney sweeps to clear blockages. “Rab Black struggled to get finished without his ramstoorie.”
gadgie …(noun) in a flock of geese the gadgie is the equivalent of the runt of a pig litter: “All the geese produced eggs apart from the wee gadgie”. … (noun) small hooked tool for pulling crabs out from under rocks: “I lost my gadgie down by the beach at Gourock.” … (noun) colloquial name for a young chap commonly used in the north east of Scotland
fauchle … (noun) an untrustworthy character. “I wouldn't buy a used car from that fauchle” … (verb) to walk with difficulty: “he struggled to get up the hill and trudged along with a real fauchle” … (noun) a small spinning top toy made from an animal bone like a pig’s knuckle.
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Answers stravaigin (v)- wander about with no sense of purpose scronach (n)- loud cry or shriek ablach (n) - mangled animal carcase ort (n)- what is useless or cast aside jinipperous (adj)- finicky, over-particular driffle (v)- to drizzle rain or snow lightly brose (n)- dish of oatmeal or pease meal ramstoorie - vigourous but slapdash, rough and ready gadgie (n)- a man or a fellow fauchle (v)- walk with difficulty because of lack of strength
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