A Smack in the Pus: A Scots Slang Book (Mercat)

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9781845020668: A Smack in the Pus: A Scots Slang Book (Mercat)
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This follow-up to the hugely successful Shut Yer Pus shows that there s nothing more pithy than Scots slang Every year millions of tourists visit Scotland to sample its renowned hospitality, breathtaking scenery and, more importantly, the whisky. But, if there s one thing that leaves visitors utterly scoobied, it s what the Scots have done to a language they were led to believe was English. Scott Simpson has put together a comprehensive Scots slang phrase book containing useful idioms for a whole series of specific situations, from buying a fish supper to attending the out-patient department of the local STD clinic. The handy Scots - English/English - Scots format will help you unnerstaun as well as be understood. There is also general information on local customs and etiquette plus tips that will keep you out of trouble and help you avoid the Glesca kiss. So, if you can t tell your erse from your elbae, if you were ever curious about the reason getting a Mars Bar can be excruciatingly painful or wondered why the elusive Ken Watt has a question mark after his name, you could very well benefit from haein a shuftie through A Smack In The Pus - as ana body kens, there s nothing better than Scots slang for a pithy insult or a well-turned phrase.

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Scott Simpson has worked in Scottish publishing for many years and has been interested in the Scots language, especially its more colloquial aspects, for as long as he can remember.

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