(content kindly provided by the Scots Language Centre)

(content kindly provided by the Scots Language Centre)

(content kindly provided by the Scots Language Centre)


# Talorcan 2012-01-15 21:16
Absolutely excellent. Nothing more to add.
# sneckedagain 2012-01-16 17:54
Might be able to sort out a question that has been bothering me for years.How do you spell "oos"? You know, the stuff you get in your belly button or under the couch
Or is it "ous" or "oose"?
And what's its derivation?
# mato21 2012-01-16 19:01

The Scots spelling is oos meaning fluff

oosie means fluffy, fuzzy or furry
# Edna Caine 2012-01-31 22:28
See -


The word "oo", meaning wool is often described as being unique to the Shetland dialect. I do not believe this to be true. My father and his siblings (from mid-Perthshire) used the word in general conversation.
# Alan 2012-01-16 18:34
Dictionary thingmie at www.scots-online.org/.../
# Rabbie 2012-02-01 12:11
"Serk" wis the word oo yaised in Fisherraw as laddies. "Sark", that oo got fae Tam o Shanter, wis aye taen as a mair "polite" kinna Scots in thae days.
# cokynutjoe 2012-02-01 12:52
A wummin looking at a new cardigan at a sale of work. Oo? aye oo, aa oo? aye aa oo, aa ae oo? aye aa ae oo, ah'll tak it!
Oose ah aye spellt oose.
Huntin yer sark = looking for fleas!
# ramstam 2012-07-04 20:38
Aye, interestin tae hear hou some wirds are thocht tae be frae a parteeclar airt o Scotland but in fact are mair widespread. The classic myth is that gallus is a Glesca wird, yet I'v heard it masel aw ower Scotland. Anither tae think on is olny - Aye, wi the "l" afore the "n". It's yin ye hae tae listen for,whan ye're in the Lothians. Roon aboot the central belt ye'll can hear hink for think, tho yince again it haes tae be listent for.
# cokynutjoe 2012-07-04 22:24
Ah hink yer right, ah yase it masel.

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