Aye/Naw

Yes/No.

How?

Used interchangeably with ‘why’. We don’t know how, either.

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Daft

Silly, nonsensical.

Daftie

Someone who does daft things.

Did ye, aye?

A phrase made popular by Glaswegian comic Kevin Bridges. When someone’s exaggerating or spinning a yarn, this is your retort.

Did ye, aye?

Wheesht

Silence is required – as in ‘haud yer wheesht’ (be quiet).

Dreich

Wet, rainy. Grey skies.

Braw

Very nice.

Radge

Someone who is non compos mentis.

Begbie – the definitive radge.

Scran

Decent feed. Usually includes Irn-Bru.

Balloon

Someone prone to doing daft things.

Rocket

See ‘balloon’.

Peely wally

Sick, ill, not quite right. Also used to describe dodgy foods.

Bampot

Also known as ‘bam’. Someone who is daft or misbehaving.

Bammin’ ye up

On the wind-up.

Just bammin’ ye up.

Dinghied

When your mates don’t reply to your messages, you’ve just been dinghied.

Gaun yersel’

General expression of encouragement, usually in sports.

Big Jaikit

A jacket worn in winter.

Time to get the big jaikit out, Kevin.

Pure Baltic

When it’s cold outside and you need to get the big jaikit out.

Taps Aff

When the temperature exceeds 10 degrees celsius.

Taps aff.

Mawkit

Dirty.

Clarty

Dirty.