Word of the Week

hey-you:

A slang term for a coarsely-spoken or insolent person:

“Ah’m no too happy wi’ that crowd she’s in wi’ at school. That wan she brought hame the other day wis a right wee hey-you.”

This comes from the use of ‘hey you’ by such people as the opening remark in a conversation with a stranger.

Hear it.

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11 responses to “Word of the Week

  1. These are so cool. I’ll have to go back through the archives and listen to the rest.

  2. anglophilefootballfanatic

    You are so my favorite Scot. And, knowing how much I like tape? This is quite the honor.

  3. Whatzs wong wid all of dis?

    😉 Beth

  4. Siobhan,
    You always make me laugh. I have friends reading you now that love your blog.

  5. I’m glad you got your mic to work, Siobhan. The audio adds so much.

    And as you mentioned, we’ll never let it be said that the Scots are uncouth. (Just some of them.)

  6. I love to listen to you. I am so glad you decided to make the Word of the week an audio experience.

  7. How fun! I will be back for more Scottish education! 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  8. What terrific fun! AFF sent me over here last week and as soon as I can remember to visit on Wednesday, I will be here every week or even more often.

    Thanks for having and implementing such a fun idea.

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