Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers: A Treasury of 1,000 Scottish Words

Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers: A Treasury of 1,000 Scottish Words

By: Robin A. Crawford

ISBN: 9781783964789
eBook ISBN: 9781783964796
Cover: Hardback
Published: August 20, 2020
Size: 198x129mm
Page Count: 208

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A celebration of the irreplaceable magic of language, and the wit and wisdom of 1,000 Scottish words.

The Scots language is an ancient and lyrical tongue, inherently linked to the country’s history and identity, its land and culture. InĀ Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers, Robin Crawford has gathered 1,000 words from his native land – old and new, classical and colloquial, rural and urban – in a joyful and witty celebration of their continuing usage and unique character.

airt o’ the clicky – bawheid – carnaptious – dreich – eejit – forefochen – Glasgow kiss – haver – inkie-pinkie – jags – kelpie – loch-lubbertie – meevin’ – neuk – oxter – pawky – quaich – ramstam – simmer dim – tattie bogle – usquebaugh – vratch watergaw – yowe trummle