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
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Hi Tolly, Yes, yam is ryte aer kid. A yewst tae rezyde ins the black country of ongurs whilst at uni - thow armis fram the highlands east coast area. Up here, wem yews ae simler werd: "Buller" (sumtahms "bull" / "bullry") fower aen larj area - probbers: "Province". However, a nos ae yam inners east fife hoo yewsiz "Banly" tae meen oz yome spairk: "district or suburb". Meny scots wen tae werk ins the yamyam area of ongers during the erly nynteent sentchury, sow mebbe twas pikkt up fram sutch tahms. A beleevs scots tae be mower Jermon then thar yamyam frenchy/ norwegian wile...bur hoo reely nos eh - sirrerin yem saxons sepraytid england wen tekkin ower the borders reejon. Enyrode up, arl be glad tew rift fittle wi yome owver this sumtahms. Gug lukk, un mukk uz won owver aer kid. Ta ra: steven
oryte yoners. Oz a marra of intrast: i cairm croz a word cleped 'mawrdy', and a know that this stems from 'mordy / mordu', a frenchy word meaning 'crazy'. i believe that the closest word in scots is morrew. I talk on tthe net with folks from britain and have a lot of annoyance from them switching languages half way through a conversation ....norgy porgy i believe it is called. Anyway, ta ra yo, and tak tent of: yome izza orl forn and fornicaytid - fow'r yone sinns! Tee Hee