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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

 

 

NIPPIE SWEETIE 12/12/16

by Linda - 01:01 on 12 December 2016

NIPPIE SWEETIE - BAD-TEMPERED OR DISAPPROVING WOMAN

This amusing expression actually has two quite different meanings.  One corresponds to the bad-tempered or disapproving woman mentioned above, and shown in the photo.  A similar meaning describes a person, usually female who annoys people just by talking!

The other meaning describes a boiled sweet which is very strong and sharp tasting. An example might be Fisherman's Friend lozenges which contain menthol and eucalyptus.

 

 

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