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 24 October 2016
GRAIP = MUCKING-OUT FORK
This week's word continues the agricultural theme, but despite the sound of the word does not refer to anything edible!
A graip is a mucking-out fork, and is referred to in the bothy balad (see the entry 15 August 2016) entitled 'The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre'. See if you can find it in the lyrics here! It's one of my favourites.