Old words - and phrases disappear so quickly, don't they?
Just the other day I - without thinking about it used one that my late mother used often, "speedy karant" Of course I have no idea how it might be correctly spelt, but the way the second word was pronounced sounded like "kuRANT"
My cousin, Robert Gillies, tells me that karant means a fit of some kind, but my mother used it to relate the news of someone's death - eg "poor ould Jamie, he got a speedy karant".
This made me think of the late Ian Stewart's wife who one day told Robert and I that shortly after she arrived in the toon she heard a visitor who had
just had a cup of coffee with them in the kitchen say, "Ah'll jeest
sine they cups oot an lee them in the jaabox."
Of course you will all know what she meant - won't you!