Word of the Week

shy:

A shy is a throw-in in a game of football:
“The big donkey’s last shot was that far off the mark it went out for a shy on the other side.”

To shy the ball is to use it in a throw-in:

“He shied it right inty the goalmouth.”   Hear it.

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10 responses to “Word of the Week

  1. My St Andy’s cross flag is waving in the wind, lassie. Ah, my Wed. is now complete.

  2. ah, i LOVE listening to you speak. you could read the phone book and i would still tune in 🙂

  3. I love hearing your voice, too. Seriously, you should be on radio talk.

    I always have to remind myself that football is really soccer everywhere else 😉

  4. Oooh, there’s a new one on me! Will try and remember to yell that this season at the boys’ games!!

  5. Well hello fellow Brit’!

    I have seen you around the blog world too, just never made it over and I am glad I finally did.

    Thanks for your comment today on the bacon butty. I think I’ll be the same when I return to the UK next yr after nearly 4 yrs. Totally mesmerised by the Tesco deli area and about 2 stone heavier when I depart! I am a huge sausage roll fan too and have tried making my own here, not bad with Jimmy Dean Sage & Onion sausagement, but a bit heavy.

    Anyway nice to meet you and I’ll be back 🙂

  6. You know, I’ve started to insist that my Kiwi fiancée (sounds posh!… in Glasgow we’d have called her the ‘other half’ or ‘ball & chain’) attends on a weekly basis for your translations… she’s stopped believing me!

  7. I have definintely not heard that one before. I would have been very confused.

  8. I’m so using that at my son’s next soccer game! Thanks for introducing me to the proper language! lol!

  9. Bacon butty? Who mentioned a bacon butty? I’d give my left arm for one of those.

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