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.