What does Havering mean in Scottish?
Haver: To talk nonsense, gibberish; to speak rubbish. One could be told to “stop havering” or “dinnae haver”.
What does belly of the Kirk mean?
Means : Concentrate on your job. Cum intae the body o’ the kirk. Means : An invitation to an outsider to join in. Ye mak a better door than a windae.
What does wee toot mean?
toot (Slang word in Scotland for a baby, child, as in “wee toot”) tow (Doric word meaning rope or string) troot (Doric/Scots word for trout, the fish)
What does Mair mean in Scots?
Scottish: occupational name for an officer of the courts whose functions resembled those of an English beadle (i.e. a minor official who dealt with petty offenders) and who was known as a mair.
What does caw canny mean?
Go easy/Don’t overdo it
Caw canny meaning “Go easy/Don’t overdo it”, as in Caw canny wi the butter, “Don’t use up the butter”
What does bile yer heid mean?
Away and boil your head
• Awa’ an bile yer heid – Translation: In English is “Away and boil your head”. Means Get lost.
Why do Scottish call kids wains?
Derived from wee, meaning little, and ane meaning one, wean is a word most commonly used in the West of Scotland to refer to a young child, and is sometimes also spoken as wee yin or ‘little one’.
What does onto plums mean?
it means, it has lost something in the translation from the Slovak. His saying prompted the comment that Dr Jo was himself ”onto plums”. A debate ensued about the origin of this phrase ”onto plums”. It was decided that it is a reference to gaming machines where the plum symbol is not rewarding.
What is the meaning of Havering?
Definition of ‘Havering’. Havering in British. a borough of NE Greater London, formed in 1965 from Romford and Hornchurch (both previously in Essex).
What is a chancer?
The definition of a chancer is a British term for someone who takes advantage of situations and manipulates them to his own benefit.
What is the population of Havering?
Havering in British. a borough of NE Greater London, formed in 1965 from Romford and Hornchurch (both previously in Essex). Pop: 224 600 (2003 est).
Where does the word “haver” come from?
Perhaps the most famous use of the word “haver” comes from the 1988 Proclaimers’ hit I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), where the singer confused countless people across the globe as to the meaning of the line. “And if I haver, yeah I know I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be the man who’s havering to you.”