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
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.