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Poll Results

OptionVotes
bawbag 4
deej 4
fud 4
bawheid 3
reekin o pish 3
numptie 2
radgie 1
teuchter 1
ned 1
glaikit 1
sasunnach 0
sassenagh 0
sassenach 0
sassanoch 0
sasennach 0
glaik 0
glaikits 0
numpty 0


dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:49 (seven years ago) link

Adjective

reekin o pish (comparative mair reekin o pish, superlative maist reekin o pish)

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:51 (seven years ago) link

is this in transliteration or actual spelling?

Mordy, Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:52 (seven years ago) link

Missing:

Balloon
Fanny
Prick
Spanner

Desire is withered away from the sons of men! (aldo), Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:53 (seven years ago) link

last three of those are used as loan words in english

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:55 (seven years ago) link

also no bampot -- fluent scottish speakers might consider making an edit there

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:55 (seven years ago) link

Numptie is good.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:57 (seven years ago) link

no shitebag no credibility.

Merdeyeux, Sunday, 17 June 2012 21:00 (seven years ago) link

deej

recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Sunday, 17 June 2012 21:04 (seven years ago) link

Some personal regional additions:

Tube
Plook
Bin
Stank Monster

MaresNest, Sunday, 17 June 2012 21:14 (seven years ago) link

although it isn't eligible for this poll I'm a major fan of the adjective 'stoaty'

jacob von logflume (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 17 June 2012 21:24 (seven years ago) link

Fond as I am of the word bawbag, you really can't beat fud as a good old insult. Shitebag's a good 'un for the football.

(I have taught my phone to spell fud and bawbag and shitebag over the years)

ailsa, Sunday, 17 June 2012 22:30 (seven years ago) link

Whither fannybaws?

Alba, Sunday, 17 June 2012 22:46 (seven years ago) link

wiki needs ye

mookieproof, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:01 (seven years ago) link

fannybaws too new to be established, it's "the big man" from chewing the fat that coined that term, no?

tadger
cuntrag
wideo

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:13 (seven years ago) link

walloper

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:13 (seven years ago) link

tumshie

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:19 (seven years ago) link

within the baws phylum there's also bawjaws, but that's maybe another chewin the fat one?

Merdeyeux, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:19 (seven years ago) link

shut it ya clackerbag

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:34 (seven years ago) link

ach awa in shite.

Merdeyeux, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:39 (seven years ago) link

never heard clacker-bag!

"away and lie in your pish" is a good one as well.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:43 (seven years ago) link

need to remind you that SSL students may require translations here

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:48 (seven years ago) link

urban dictionary is not picking up the slack where wiktionary fails

within the baws phylum = phrases i need to use sometime this week

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:49 (seven years ago) link

tadger - penis
cuntrag - needs no translation
wideo - someone who is cheeky, impudent.

― tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:13 (37 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

walloper - penis

― tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:13 (37 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

tumshie - turnip

― tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow)

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:52 (seven years ago) link

what about 'stoaty' and 'plook

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:55 (seven years ago) link

an old school one here: chanty-wrassler - useless person. literally means chamberpot-wrestler. someone who at night, no doubt in a crowded tenement room shared with many kinfolk, who is maladroit with their usage of the chamberpot and causes disruptive noise(?) or spillage(?).

never heard "stoaty", "plook" means pimple, zit, spot. "plooky" means "spotty"

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00 (seven years ago) link

chanty-wrassler

nice

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Monday, 18 June 2012 00:02 (seven years ago) link

aye it's a good one, but archaic. my grandad used to say it, most people my parent's age would know it, but no-one my age (late 20s) would use it, and no doubt many wouldn't have heard it, and it will have completely disappeared soon enough :c

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Monday, 18 June 2012 00:05 (seven years ago) link

wank as a noun, but not to denote the act of masturbation, but rather as a pejorative term for a person.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Monday, 18 June 2012 00:06 (seven years ago) link

voted bawbag in absence of bampot

the hat's filthy lesson (sic), Monday, 18 June 2012 00:09 (seven years ago) link

Whaurs Dunderheid?

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 18 June 2012 00:13 (seven years ago) link

Nyaf
Gowk

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 18 June 2012 00:18 (seven years ago) link

cludgie digger

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 18 June 2012 00:18 (seven years ago) link

plamf - don't know what this means, just a light insult. google search suggests it means "panty sniffer", ha.

dunderheid - simpleton. a good one definitely.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Monday, 18 June 2012 00:20 (seven years ago) link

no heid-the-ba', no etc etc

love,
a passing sassenach

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 18 June 2012 10:46 (seven years ago) link

Aw, plamf is a good one as well.

Bawjaws will forever be associated with those spoof Dolmio ads that were doing the rounds about five or six years ago.

Trumpet, rocket and zoomer also missing.

ailsa, Monday, 18 June 2012 11:12 (seven years ago) link

Category:Irish Slang (no pejoratives for us) is a similarly odd selection:

C

Craic
Culchie

F

Feck

G

Gombeen man


G cont.

Grinds

J

Jackeen

K

Knacker

P

P45 (tax)


P cont.

Plastic Paddy

S

Sesh

W

West Brit

recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Monday, 18 June 2012 12:08 (seven years ago) link

bawbag ftw

stet, Monday, 18 June 2012 13:26 (seven years ago) link

fud

calumerio, Monday, 18 June 2012 13:57 (seven years ago) link

is there a notable etymology to fud?

the hat's filthy lesson (sic), Monday, 18 June 2012 14:24 (seven years ago) link

Wiki says it's related to German Fotze.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Monday, 18 June 2012 14:34 (seven years ago) link

i'm wavering between deej and ned.

Aimless, Monday, 18 June 2012 14:43 (seven years ago) link

also missing: dobber

I bet if you did an ILX search on most of these it would lead you to a Scottish football thread.

ailsa, Monday, 18 June 2012 14:46 (seven years ago) link

What's the difference between a ned and a dobber?

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Monday, 18 June 2012 15:00 (seven years ago) link

a dobber's a bit like a dick.

ned is obv a pejorative but it doesn't really work as an insult, too generalised, never mind the class connotations. if it's successful here i'll be v disappointed. what makes terms such as bawbag and numpty work is that they are very nuanced.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 18 June 2012 15:10 (seven years ago) link

Wiki implied that dobber was related to English chav, which I, perhaps lazily, thought was related to ned.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Monday, 18 June 2012 15:17 (seven years ago) link

hm ya, chav and ned overlap a lot, but i've not heard dobber used in that way.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 18 June 2012 15:20 (seven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 24 June 2012 00:01 (seven years ago) link

i'm wavering between deej and ned.

― Aimless, Monday, June 18, 2012 7:43 AM Bookmark

srsly!

fanute gingrich (The Reverend), Sunday, 24 June 2012 00:42 (seven years ago) link

Noun
deej (uncountable)
(pejorative, slang) A child with special needs; by extension, a person of low intelligence or having the appearance of a person with special needs.
(pejorative) Someone who is deemed to be a failure by their peers.
(pejorative) Used in similar manner to the Scots word glaikit.

mississippi joan hart (crüt), Sunday, 24 June 2012 00:43 (seven years ago) link

Probably, because once one of my friends kept talking about how a character in Neighbors called her husband "dobber".

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 1 December 2014 23:13 (four years ago) link

"haw toadfish, ya choob"

sktsh, Monday, 1 December 2014 23:24 (four years ago) link

Am I the only person who thinks it's spelled 'tube' and finds 'choob' really weird?

ailsa, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 01:10 (four years ago) link

i've never seen 'choob' before, i had never thought of it as anything but 'tube'

Merdeyeux, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 01:22 (four years ago) link

I see choob a lot in other places and it baffles me that someone felt tube needed a new spelling.

ailsa, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 01:38 (four years ago) link

I've been wondering a lot if there has been a semi-official decision on how these words are spelled. Maybe a Scottish Slang Society.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 02:23 (four years ago) link

I have a very definite sense of how things should be spelled based on tradition, pronunciation, derivation and various vaguely-cohesive workings of my mind (or just them being actual words with actual spellings), then people spoil it all with choob and jaikie and other such weirdness.

ailsa, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 08:22 (four years ago) link

I write tube like a choob

sktsh, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 09:39 (four years ago) link

I reckon that's a false cognate- doesn't it mean someone who grasses in australia?

yep. if you dob on someone to a teacher, you'll be a dibber-dobber.

the incredible string gland (sic), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 14:10 (four years ago) link

nb: the teacher is not a dibber. it's just a way of emphasising one's dobbyness. (almost all dobbing is done to teachers.)

the incredible string gland (sic), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 14:12 (four years ago) link

Someone once told me that 'dobber' had a sectarian root (as in Dirty Orange Bastard). I don't remember people using it when I was a kid - I kind of feel many of these were either made up (e.g. fannybaws) or died and got a new lease of life through Chewin the Fat ("gie's a gonk ya dobber").

doesn’t matter what the content is, as long as it’s content (onimo), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 14:28 (four years ago) link

From one of the hundreds of BOC threads, made me laugh.

AWAY AND EAT A BOWL OF PISH!! YA BIG PISH EATING ARSE CANDLE
― bolsey boy pudding and pie, Thursday, December 22, 2005 11:26 PM (8 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

MaresNest, Saturday, 6 December 2014 18:26 (four years ago) link

Talking of old threads, now seems like an especially propitious time to revive this thread, a perfect example of some of the pejoratives already mentioned in vivid action.

Letsby Avenue (Tom D.), Sunday, 7 December 2014 16:25 (four years ago) link

Let's try that again

Letsby Avenue (Tom D.), Sunday, 7 December 2014 16:35 (four years ago) link

that is a corker

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 7 December 2014 17:59 (four years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1glbBNXAQhY

sosmix klopp (NickB), Sunday, 7 December 2014 18:38 (four years ago) link

Can't see that, Nick... oh, sorry... whit's the fuckin' sketch here, ya walloper, ah cannae see a fuckin' thing.

Letsby Avenue (Tom D.), Sunday, 7 December 2014 18:52 (four years ago) link

how no? ya fuckin' (pause) balloon

sosmix klopp (NickB), Sunday, 7 December 2014 19:14 (four years ago) link

Here, don't get fuckin' wide wi' me, ya cheeky article, ah'll gie ye a skelp, so ah will. If ye must know, ah'm oan a fuckin' train gaun fae Glesga tae that London, any obs?

Letsby Avenue (Tom D.), Sunday, 7 December 2014 19:23 (four years ago) link

Bravo btw, you're learning fast (xp)

Letsby Avenue (Tom D.), Sunday, 7 December 2014 19:25 (four years ago) link

Talk of 'tims' on the Rangers Have Gone Into Administration thread has reminded of something my dad used to say about his dad, my grandad (who died when I was too young to remember him), he used to say that he worked "timming sand boats". This was always said in the context of how he (my dad that is) not only never 'ad nuthin' ever and how he felt looked down on because his father only "timmed sand boats". This was entirely incomprehensible to me as a child but, thanks to the internet, I discover that 'tim' is a Scots word (verb + adj.) for 'empty' and a sand boat is some kind of dredger.

Root It Oot (Tom D.), Saturday, 13 December 2014 00:38 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

http://i.imgur.com/jgRjQqA.jpg

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:56 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

Anyone remember that word that sounded like "honners"? I don't know if it was the same word as "honours" but it was the term for somebody who would back you up in a fight. We used it constantly.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:01 (four years ago) link

hauners. Like handers, as in giving you a hand, I believe.

ailsa, Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:29 (four years ago) link

Interesting. Never would have guessed that.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:53 (four years ago) link

I sometimes suspect that when two Scots converse they only understand the half of what each other is saying.

Aimless, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:59 (four years ago) link

Depends what circles they are from. It's been a long time since I heard someone who had a really extreme accent with lots of slang I didn't know.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 30 May 2015 17:04 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

https://sco.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:RecentChanges

Follae the maist recynt chynges tae the wiki oan this page.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 03:25 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3cMbfnW8AEDtQD.jpg

mookieproof, Monday, 30 January 2017 19:11 (two years ago) link

*swells with national pride*

bayland rippenkroeger, stunt artiste (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 30 January 2017 19:12 (two years ago) link

Dying!

Fake posts from a failing poster (Dan Peterson), Monday, 30 January 2017 19:16 (two years ago) link

https://twitter.com/Hailtic/status/826138133142069249

on the same theme

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Monday, 30 January 2017 19:32 (two years ago) link

heh, i like that even more

is that outside buchanan galleries?

bayland rippenkroeger, stunt artiste (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 30 January 2017 19:57 (two years ago) link

yup

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Monday, 30 January 2017 19:58 (two years ago) link

or "aye" i should say fuck sake man been in north america too fucking long

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Monday, 30 January 2017 19:58 (two years ago) link

canadians are the acceptable face of north america tho tbf

bayland rippenkroeger, stunt artiste (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 30 January 2017 20:03 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3cOuMUWEAAQryg.jpg

mookieproof, Monday, 30 January 2017 20:07 (two years ago) link

i'm starting to think i need to visit scotland

mh 😏, Monday, 30 January 2017 20:26 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3b8f3nWQAIEKrN.jpg

ailsa, Monday, 30 January 2017 20:34 (two years ago) link

Don't know if anyone else noticed but, in his press conference with Theresa May, Trump said his mother was from Stornoway, "That's real Scotland." I expect Trump would consider these protestors to be not real Scots.

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Monday, 30 January 2017 21:05 (two years ago) link

not true scotsmen, as it were

mh 😏, Monday, 30 January 2017 21:06 (two years ago) link

look at aw these fake fuckin', they've probably tasted a vegetable

bayland rippenkroeger, stunt artiste (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 30 January 2017 21:13 (two years ago) link

fake fuckin' Scots

bayland rippenkroeger, stunt artiste (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 30 January 2017 21:13 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Whenever I see the latest brexit thread I think "ne'er cast a cloot till May is oot", which is the only way I've ever encountered that phrase, and that makes me think of this phrase, said of someone who's overfond of drink: "she could drink it through a shitey cloot"

in a soylent whey (wins), Monday, 1 May 2017 11:58 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

ay cunts what about ye and this rock

godfellaz (darraghmac), Saturday, 8 June 2019 20:04 (three months ago) link

aye keep talking deems ye pure roaster

i really, really, really, really, really, really like glue (fionnland), Saturday, 8 June 2019 22:12 (three months ago) link

Aye, like Rockall is part of Donegal, get tae France, ya wide-o.

John Harris is a Guardian columnist (Tom D.), Sunday, 9 June 2019 08:18 (three months ago) link

I met a colleague's wife outside the office today and she said "I'm waiting for bawjaws" in reference to her own husband.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 23:25 (three months ago) link

lol @ onimo's post

Shite New Answers (jed_), Monday, 17 June 2019 12:44 (three months ago) link


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