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Ould words

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:09 am
by Tommy Ralston
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!
TR

Re: Ould words

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:10 pm
by petewick
My Dad was a plumber and used to use ja'box all the time especially when
it was our bath time.......

Re: Ould words

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:15 pm
by gizmo
Never hear the word sine used instead of rinse anwhere except Campbeltown.

Re: Ould words

PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:42 pm
by Big Bob
Used sine in Glasgow and Fife.