Dern Message 06/10/2013
Good to see that Scots is getting recognition as a language, not just as english with a few local dialect words.
Thanks very much for highlighting my bilingualness!
As a child, and indded now, I have many happy memories of Dundee and its people. On the upper deck , at the front, of your wonderfuul trams runung at speed down from Lochee to Reform St, passing the old Howff Burial Ground (now desecrated as a car park!!). I would like some help with some Dundee Words. 1) My old Mac - a100% Dondonian used the word SLOP(my spelling may be wrong) for a Policeman. Can anyone confirm this, or advise? 2) A BUSTER. My mother remembers that great Dundee delicacy a BUSTER. Isd it still alive and well. Origin of the word and its history.Any help again welcome. I have recently bought , here in Edinburgh, a beautifully published book "Dundee Women's Trail". (Dundee knowns as "THE SEE TOWN"). Can anyone suggest books, pamphlets etc on the Local Dundee Dialect? I am a Glasgow man; born and bred.
Hi. These words mentioned are pure black country english, and have no traceable link to the scots leid. I have a person from Birmingham City here whom states that "Bullry / Buller" is indeed a word used by the middle english folks that means "The Bullring" - a shopping area in Birmingham. However, I cannot see what this has to do with this site, as it is for them as speaks the scots leid, not a platform for other lingus. Sorry, but I feel that you are mistaken in coming to this site. Incidently, many english and scots words are similar, eg: glacket / Glaikit, Gi'en / Ge'ein / gid / gid, as most scots here would be of the "weegie" ie: norwegian descent - as are most english folk. Though i do ken the german / jermon link mentioned somewhere, as many original scottish designated people are of german origins, likes the Jutes of England. Up here it is irish/pictish/german/trojan links. Hope this helps..............see ya,....Shona Martin