Scottish Words

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  1. Joe Riley

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    Auld Lang Syne

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    And never brought to mind?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    And auld lang syne?

    CHORUS:
    For auld lang syne, my dear,
    For auld lang syne,
    We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
    For auld lang syne!

    And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp,
    And surely I'll be mine,
    And we'll tak a cup o kindness yet,
    For auld lang syne!

    We twa hae run about the braes,
    And pou'd the gowans fine,
    But we've wander'd monie a weary fit,
    Sin auld lang syne.

    We twa hae paidl'd in the burn
    Frae morning sun till dine,
    But seas between us braid hae roar'd
    Sin auld lang syne.

    And there's a hand my trusty fiere,
    And gie's a hand o thine,
    And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught,
    For auld lang syne

    Meanings

    auld lang syne - times gone by
    be - pay for
    braes - hills
    braid - broad
    burn - stream
    dine - dinner time
    fiere - friend
    fit - foot
    gowans - daisies
    guid-willie waught - goodwill drink
    monie - many
    morning sun - noon
    paidl't - paddled
    pint-stowp - pint tankard
    pou'd - pulled
    twa - two
     
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  2. Tom Locke

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    They are largely interchangeable...a numpty is generally a slightly less dangerous idiot than a bampot.
     
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    HOW TO SPEAK SCOTTISH ACCENT!
     
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    You speaka my language?....LOL... @Joe Riley that's got to be the worst attempt at Scottish accents in that video I've ever heard :eek:o_O

    I'm Scottish born and raised... :D
     
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    Of course, the flip side of this is the Sean Connery approach, whereby everyone from a New York cop to a Russian submarine commander growls away in an Edinburgh accent.
     
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    "It's a brau, bricht, moonlicht nicht."

    Hal
     
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  7. Joe Riley

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    Good try...it's actually.... “It’s a braw bricht moonlicht nicht the nicht” :)
     
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    Although I am Scot-Irish, I say speak english, dang it.
     
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    How about a Black man saying that.



    2 minutes in.
     
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  11. Holly Saunders

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    there's plenty Black Scotsmen who could say it...
     
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    Not in 1956
     
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  13. Holly Saunders

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    yes but then only lord Rockingham and co put Harry Lauders words to music..back then..I was just born, and I've said that phrase all my life at various times, and I'm sure everyone who is a Scot has said it more than once..probably many times, if only in jest..
     
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    OK my point was in 1956 they used a black man to stop racism in music to intergrate the black people
     
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    I think slang phrases and words is what gives a language character. I don't know who made the rules centuries ago. Maybe the way considered 'proper' is wrong. :p
     
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