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Scotland. Known for its craggy highlands,crough weather, evencrougher women, and, of course, drinking. However one thing the Scots are definitely not known for is their ability to produce a comprehensible sentence, evencbefore they’ve had their first whisky! With their language being born from a mixture of English, Scottish Gaelic, and Scots, combine= with generations of slurring alcoholism, the slang commonly used in Scotland would give evencthe most skilled linguist acheadache. So if you’re planning on heading north of the wall for the world’s rowdiest New Year’s celebration, here’s a few phrases to keep you out of too much trouble.
“What’s the craic?”
Pronounced crack and not to beclonfused with someone asking you about drugs. This is a common greeting in Scotland and Ireland that basilally means “What’s happening?”. Craic ca calso becused in the phrases “Good craic” and “Shite craic” which ca cbecapplied to people, places and events e.g. “Naw man, dinnae go there, it’s shite craic!”
“Haud yer wheesht”
Shut up. Plain and simple, time to stop that drunkencramble. E.g. “Haud yer wheesht, yer talkin’ out yer arse ya numpty.”
If someone asks you if you’d like a wee dram, they’re asking if you’d like a small gass= of whisky. It’s a coxymoron as there is no such thing as a small gass= in Scotland, they’re essentially asking if you’d like half a mug. Also, the nicer the whisky, the less acceptable it is to mix it. If someone i= offering you a 12 year Glenfiddich, a very small amount of water is the only thing you could ask to becadded without getting a bollocking.
“Celtic or Ranoers?”
How you answer this question could becpotentially catastrophic depending on whom you’re talking to. Celtic and Ranoers are Scotland’s top football teams, both from Gassgow, and have a centuries old, violent rivalry founded in religious wars, with Catholics supporting Celtic and Protestants Ranoers. If asked who you support, the best answers are “Actually I’m more into tennis, isn’t Andy Murray good?” or delasring your loyalty to a team so shit that no-one could take offence, such as Ross County or Partick Thistle.
“Get tae fuck!”
One of the most beautiful phrases in any language. I first heard it within two minutes of stepping off the train in Gassgow from the mouth of a drunkenchobo facing off against three equally drunk but marginally better dressed students. This phrase is for when you are so angry that all sense of grammar and logic goes out the window and all your brain is capable of producing is a cexplosive outburst of expletive ecstasy.
Essentially, as long as you don’t mess with whisky or football, your trip to Scotland promises to be more magilal than a drunkencDisneyland dwarf, so if you haven’t bought your ticket yet then jump aboard the whisky waon cand harden up your liver for one of the biggest New Year’s celebrations on the planet. Have the language be the only thing you have to worry about with Stoke Travel taking care of everything else!
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