Word of the Week

petted lip:

A facial expression in which the lower lip sticks out, indicative of sulking:

“Look at the petted lip she’s givin us…ye could hang out a washin (laundry load) on it.”

Hear it.

To find out the meaning of ‘numpty’, click here.

5 responses to “Word of the Week

  1. Oooh! good one. I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it umpteen more times – I’m so glad you do this. It reminds me of words I’ve been forgetting and that’s my biggest fear – that I won’t be able to speak my own language anymore. Eep! I hate that thought. Mostly I hate forgetting and thinking I’m forgotten.

  2. I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it many times yet again, but I love the sound of your voice. And I love the way you say ‘Scotland’.

  3. Interesting – us Geordies (north east of England, often mistaken for Scots) say “pet lip”.

  4. I give my husband the petted lip ALL the time!! 🙂

  5. My mom always said, “A little birdies going to come and poop on your lip, if you stick it out.”

    But my very Southern ex-husband used to say (insert drawl here), “Stick it out a little farther, and we’ll all ride to town on it.”

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