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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

 

 

LUG 07/11/2016

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).

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