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The Scots language has a rich tradition, and abounds with marvellous words. Each week this blog will show a different Scots or Gaelic word with its English equivalent. I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do!

Linda Gilmore Sutherland

 

 

GUDDLE 12/09/16

by Linda - 01:01 on 12 September 2016

GUDDLE = A MESS OR TO MAKE A MESS

This useful word can be used either as a noun or as a verb.

An example of a noun:  The drawer of my desk is in a right guddle.

And of a verb:  Wee Hamish loved to guddle in muddy puddles.  (This is the first sentence that came to my mind - sorry about all the similar-sounding words!)

Another use of the verb is:  To catch a fish with the hands by groping under the stones or banks of a stream.

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