Saturday, July 5, 2008

Scottish Word of the Week - number 2


If something is disgusting, it can be described in Scotland as being boggin'. Here in the USA one would be likely to say "eeeeeeewwww that's gross", whereas the Scots person may say "that's pure boggin'".

We used it a lot when describing the flavor of something we found distasteful. Boiled cabbage from the school cafeteria for example. One could also describe something smelly like spilled sewage all over the kitchen floor as being "pure boggin'".

I think you get the general idea. Go on, fit it into a sentance this week. We'll make good Scots folk of you all yet.


Uilleam Alba Mac Gafraidh said...

This has not to be confused with "minging" which is "bogging" on a greater scale.

Also if you want that true Glaswegian effect (Also known as the Weegie Effect) prefix "bogging" with "pure" or "pure dead"

For all you English purists out there this may cause confusion, but these words have no meaning of purity or mortality when used in this fashion.

Hope thats as clear as mud!

Once you have mastered that try the following Children's rhyme

"Ye cannae catch pieces oot a twenty storie flat"

Lesson over


Niecey said...

Seven hundred hungry wains will testify tae that

Uilleam Alba Mac Gafraidh said...

I always thought the next line was

"700 weegie weans will testify tae that"

Kinsleys3 said...

Matt says he will be sure to use this in a sentence today. (And he did with the last word!)