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My accent is thicker than MP's. If we ever do a joint broadcast again, you will see what I mean. But its not as thick as this...

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Mach, November 30th, 2009, 1:32 pm ( Reply )

- To celebrate St Andrews day, Try and guess what is said in this Scottish conversation. Its quite a wooden, "put on" and somewhat cheesy conversation, but its so more terms could be crammed in. However, like a lot of conversations me and MP have, it descends into hurling petty insults at each other.

TO ALL NON-BRITS!: There is no such thing as "speaking Scottish" like Groundskeeper Willie. Scotland, like the rest of the UK, has a lot of regional accents instead, although a lot of them share common words (like "aye" and "wee"). This conversation mixes 3 of them, but there at least 8 main ones. I suppose a hint is to remember that Scots speak very quickly (for example, "theday" is just "the" and "day" said very fast). But I have checked, and all these words are spelt correctly. Just remember that even if you translate it "raw", it still may not quite make sense. Us Scots use a LOT of figures of speech

Indeed, there is a debate on whether Groundskeeper Willie is from Glasgow or Aberdeen... (Both have valid claims...)

And for bonus points, here's some more terms: Foos yer doos, cludgie, bonnie Lass, cairds, bairn, scaffie, douche (its not what you think!), lugs, Jakey

I am interested to see how the other Scots who read this (and there are a few!) can do at this. In your case, your "task" is to spot the "errors!" (There is at least one. And you may spot it as soon as you read it!). And remember that a Buttery is also known as something else (even here)...

We shall reveal what they are saying in the next strip.

In the meantime, have some Haggis, neeps, mince and tatties! ;)

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I understand what they are saying but I don't know the exact "tranlation" to it. And I will not cheat by using Google.
I'm an honest man. HAHAHAHAAA. Yeah.
Edit: And don't tempt me with that food. Do you know how hard it is to get good haggis over here?

posted by Bobcheese400 on December 1st, 2009, 5:23 pm

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You can speak Scottish, we have scot words

posted by Guest on February 14th, 2010, 4:19 pm

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Is it bad that, though American, I understood ALL of this?

posted by Striffen Cloud on September 18th, 2010, 2:33 am

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