The Scottish Government has provided £200,000 to the charity Scottish Language Dictionaries this year towards the updated Concise Scots Dictionary.
Dr Maggie Scott, a research
er in Scots
English at Salford University, said: “It’s difficult enough to decide if Scots is a dialect
or a language. The fleeting nature of a word can determine if it’s slang
or not. If it’s a word you can use with three different generations of your family, it’s more likely become part of the language."
Experts due to gather next year at the first-ever global conference
on slang said it needs to be taken more seriously as words
can become deep-seated in the language, rather than exist as just temporary local or regional term
Corned beef - deaf
Cooncil juice - water
Shan - unfair
Dingie - to deliberately ignore smb.
Numpty - stupid person, idiot
Cooncil telly - freeview TV
Ginger - fizzy drink
Gadgie - bloke, man
Jakey - an alcoholic, tramp
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