Word of the Week


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.


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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