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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

 

 

AULD FASHIONT 28/11/2016

by Linda - 01:01 on 28 November 2016

AULD FASHIONT = NOSY

I first came across this term when I lived in South Deeside in Aberdeenshire, and I was initially quite puzzled about what it meant. It turned out that it refers to a very nosy (my dictionary says 'rudely inquisitive') person, and has nothing to do with a preference for earlier times. An alternative version is 'ill fashiont'.

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