What does the Scottish saying och aye the noo mean?

This is one of those Scottish phrases that can be heard in countless parodies aimed at poking fun at the Scots’ dialect and accent. Its direct English translation is “Oh yes, just now”.

What does Aye in Scottish mean?

Aye. Aye means yes, often replacing the latter in day-to-day life in Scotland. Conversely, ‘aye, right’ is used when expressing feelings of disbelief (think of it as the Scottish equivalent to ‘yeah, right’).

What’s the most Scottish thing to say?

Here are a few of the Scottish sayings that I grew up hearing on a daily basis:

  • “Whit’s fur ye’ll no go past ye.” …
  • “You’re a wee scunner!” …
  • “She’s up to high doh” …
  • “A pritty face suits the dish-cloot” …
  • “Awa’ an bile yer heid”
  • “Don’t be a wee clipe!” …
  • “Yer bum’s oot the windae!” …
  • “I’m going to the pictures”

How do you insult in Scotland?

21 Ways To Annoy A Scottish Person

  1. Call them English. …
  2. Ask them to say things in an over-the-top Scottish accent. …
  3. Assume they have an encyclopaedic knowledge of Scottish politics. …
  4. Talk about your views on the Loch Ness Monster. …
  5. Tell them how you’ve never been to Scotland, but you’ve heard it’s “nice”.
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What are some common Scottish phrases?

Scottish Sayings

  • Gonnae no’ dae that! …
  • Pure dead brilliant – Amazing.
  • Yer bum’s oot the windae – You are lying or exaggerating.
  • Am pure done in – I am pretty tired.
  • Am a pure nick – I am not looking my best.
  • Ah umnae – I am not.
  • Ma heid’s mince – My head is mince, meaning I’m a bit confused.
  • Yer oot yer face!

What do Scots call babies?

Bairn is a Scottish or Northern English word for child.

Is Aye Irish or Scottish?

Yes, this is also spelt ay. It is not only Irish; it is very common in contemporary Scottish English, and some Northern English dialects. (Confusingly, ay or aye can also mean ‘ever’, but pronounced [eI], to rhyme with day.)

How do Scots say thank you?

We have to go now!

March – Thanks and goodbye.

Thank you
English Gaelic Listen
Thank you (plural/ formal) Tapadh leibh Play MP3 file

Is Och Aye noo offensive?

“Och aye the noo!”

This is one of those Scottish phrases that can be heard in countless parodies aimed at poking fun at the Scots’ dialect and accent. Its direct English translation is “Oh yes, just now”. And, while some Scots may chuckle along with you, it is considered quite offensive by others.

How do you say crazy in Scottish?

Rocket (Rocket) Scottish slang for crazy.

Is numpty a bad word?

The Oxford English Dictionary has launched a search to find the first recorded use in English of the word ‘numpty’, which means a foolish or stupid person. Since the mid-1980s, numpty has been used as a mild term of abuse in Britain.

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Is numpty a swear word?

Annoying people say it. It comes from Scotland (so many angry Scottish people making up insults), and is a shortening of “empty head”. Through the Scottish accent, it formed “umpty heid”, which eventually transformed into “numpty” (the worst insult in the world).

What does yer da sells Avon mean?

Remove the Scottish slang and put it into plain English it translates as “Ones Father is a salesman of the well known cosmetics brand, Avon”. … A suggestion that your dad is somehow effeminate.

What does yer bum’s oot the Windae mean?

“Yer bum’s oot the windae” (Your bum is out the window) – You’re literally talking rubbish.

How do Scots say goodbye?

In Scottish Gaelic, to say “Goodbye,” you can say “mar sin leat” which should be pronounced as “mar shin lat.” Note that this is an informal way of saying “farewell.”

How do you say sweetheart in Scottish?

Scottish Gaelic terms of endearment

  1. mo ghràdh – my love.
  2. mo chridhe – my heart.
  3. mo leannan – my lover, my sweetheart.
  4. m’eudail – my darling, my dear.
  5. a thasgaidh – my darling, my dear.