back to top

18 Words That Mean Something Totally Different To People In The North East Of Scotland

"Far's the loon?"

Posted on

1. "Fit"

Giphy

What it usually means: A state of peak physical condition.

What it means in the North East: What. Example: "Fit like the day?"

2. "Buttery"

Instagram: @louise_innes84

What it usually means: Something with a salty, creamy taste.

What it means in the North East: The best snack of all time.

3. "Min"

BBC / Giphy

What it usually means: A diminutive form of the word "minute".

What it means in the North East: Man. Example: "Aye aye min, fit like?"

4. "Loon"

Walt Disney Pictures / Giphy

What it usually means: Someone who is a bit weird or eccentric.

What it means in the North East: Boy. Example: "Far's the loon?" "He's run awa'!"

Advertisement

5. "Foggy Bummer"

What it usually means: The feeling you get when it's crap weather outside. "It's so foggy. Bummer."What it means in the North East: Bumblebee. Example: "I wis jist jaggit wi' a foggy bummer".
pexels.com

What it usually means: The feeling you get when it's crap weather outside. "It's so foggy. Bummer."

What it means in the North East: Bumblebee. Example: "I wis jist jaggit wi' a foggy bummer".

6. "Quine"

Giphy

What it usually means: A regal lady.

What it means in the North East: All ladies. Example: "Yon quine's got a face like a skelpit airse."

7. "Fan"

20th Century Fox / Giphy

What it usually means: A device you use to keep cool.

What it means in the North East: When. Example: "Fan's he buggerin aff awa' hame?"

8. "Smore"

What it usually means: A delicious American treat made with marshmallows, crackers, and chocolate.What it means in the North East: Smothered. Example: "I'm smored wi the cal'."
Flickr: hlkljgk / Creative Commons

What it usually means: A delicious American treat made with marshmallows, crackers, and chocolate.

What it means in the North East: Smothered. Example: "I'm smored wi the cal'."

Advertisement

9. "Ben"

NBC / Giphy

What it usually means: A man's name.

What it means in the North East: Down or through. Example: "Awa' ben the hoose!"

10. "Rug"

Giphy

What it usually means: A decorative floor covering.

What it means in the North East: Pull. Example: "I'm ruggin' it as hard as a' can!"

11. "Pints"

Giphy

What it usually means: Units of measurement, usually for beer.

What it means in the North East: Shoelaces. Example: "Dee up yer pints or ye'll fa' ooer!"

12. "Rare"

Macklemore LLC / Giphy

What it usually means: Something that's very scarce.

What it means in the North East: Great, excellent. Example: "'At's a rare jaiket yi hiv on."

Advertisement

13. "Lug"

Instagram: @htgundergut

What it usually means: Carry or drag a heavy or bulky object.

What it means in the North East: Ear. Example: "Yon dug's an affa big pair o' lugs!"

14. "Greeting"

Columbia Pictures / Giphy

What it usually means: A polite welcome.

What it means in the North East: Crying. Example: "Fit's that loon greetin' fae?"

15. "Far"

20th Century Fox / rebloggy.com

What it usually means: A long way away.

What it means in the North East: Where. Example: "Far aboots are ye fae?"

16. "Hillock"

What it usually means: A small hill. What it means in the North East: A lot. Example: "'er's a hillock o' butteries left."
en.wikipedia.org / Creative Commons

What it usually means: A small hill.

What it means in the North East: A lot. Example: "'er's a hillock o' butteries left."

17. "Spear"

HBO / Giphy

What it usually means: A long weapon with a pointed tip.

What it means in the North East: Asking. Example: "Foo much are you spearin' for that funcy piece?"

18. "Foo"

Instagram: @danieljlim

What it usually means: Part of the name of a rock band.

What it means in the North East: How. Example: "Foo's yer doos?"