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 07 November 2016
LUG = EAR
It is hardly a surprise that many parts of the body have traditional scots words associated with them. Lug is one example, and occurs in a great many different expressions, such as 'tak the the wrang soo by the lug' (take the wrong sow/pig by the ear, that is, to have the wrong end of the stick).