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#1 Medziotojas

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:44 PM

Can onybödy think o' ony expreshuns dat are unique tae Shaetlan'?

Here's tree tae begin upön:

It's a fine day atween da shooers.

Boys o' Bressa! (I winder how dis een cam aboot?)

Du "gluffed da sowlbolts" oot o' me.

#2 tlady

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:33 PM

Late Mother-in-laws favourite ...


I'm gein ta leav dis weery wirld

An tak a room in Scallowa.

??

#3 Rasmie

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:41 PM

My favourite is
"keeshie o' hoarns"

when you hold someone and they can'nt move - he's in a keeshie o' hoarns

#4 groilick

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:48 PM

"an erše apo her lek an ill packit bag o oo"

#5 tlady

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:52 PM

^^

:lol: :lol:

no heard it afor ... but so descriptive

#6 Skyumpi

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:52 PM

"an erše apo her lek an ill packit bag o oo"



^^^
:lol: :lol: :lol:

#7 Njugle

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:58 PM

Slepsin lik a grice. :)

#8 beachcaster

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:08 PM

Foo's de pilly :lol:

#9 Pooks

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:35 PM

Sooth o' da matchbox

#10 Seaflech

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:50 PM

'Hits gyaan ta clear up an come a day o slester'

'muckle sphincter laek a kishie foo o livers'

'Sneesterin laek a neesik'

'Boy du is spaekin da very aesence o slester!'

Some o me favourites

#11 groilick

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:02 PM

" A face is lang is da day an da moarn"

" Aff a fit an on a fit"

" Noo an sae"

" As timmer is a turd"

" A starvation o caald"

Dan der is dis een I haerd on a coorse night on da Nortboat in da 1960's
" Boy shu's rowling lek a turd in a pishpot"

#12 Ghostrider

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:17 PM

Wid flae a loose für his livir.

Hard shün, ill greesed.

Widna turn his heel whaur his tae stiud.

Rattlin laek a buggie a sids.

#13 tlady

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:26 PM

An dan dae maid tae ...

#14 sassermaet

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:39 PM

'Ah'll crack Dutch wi de!'

'Better an empty hoose as a bad tenant.' Granny's favourite :)

'Deevil tak de, du ill-farred, ill-trivven roovilt hockfinnie wi a fiss lik a bargoiltick!'

From Wilma Widdershins - for those of you that haven't read it, it translates as 'May the Devil take you, you ugly stunted cast-off with a face like a monkfish!'

I'll think of more soon.

#15 Ghostrider

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:39 PM

Gyaan at laek da clatter-bane ö a güs eryse = A person who won't shutup.

It da banes ö meeserie = Emaciated.