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~ Saturday, August 31, 2002
 
MICHTY ME!

12 Scots words found in the poetry of W.N. Herbert
and what they mean

1 slattyvarryish - tasting like edible seaweed

2 tinkle-sweetie - bell rung around 8pm, when shops were closed

3 smoorikins - stolen kisses

4 cappilow - to outdo another in reaping

5 crappit heids - stuffed heads of haddock

6 mirligoes - specks that dance before the eyes

7 dingle-dousie - a lighted stick waved rapidly in the dark to form an arc of light

8 sheemach - a matted mass of hair

9 glawnicies - optical illusions caused by witchcraft

10 growkin sowff - a longing sigh

11 mumbudjit - utterly hushed

12 crambo-clink - poetic doggerel


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