Friday, 11 January 2013

Delightful Scottish words


“Bidies-in”:   a couple who are living together without the benefits of marriage.  (Sounds much sweeter than “shacked-up”)

“Moiety”:  a half, or a portion, e.g. “She ate a moiety of the delicious apple pie which was offered for dessert”.

SOURCE:  “The Importance Of Being Seven” – the latest novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s “44 Scotland Street” series., which are set in Edinburgh.

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