Edinburgh: My Visit
Well, Edinburgh was fun. Plenty of history, tons of classic buildings (I'm a sucker for architecture), and it didn't even rain. Well worth a look.
I found something interesting in the back of one of the guidebooks I got out the library:
- Barry: good, excellent, attractive. A general term of acclaim.
- Bampot: a nutter.
- Ben: the back room of your house.
- Boake: to be sick/vomit.
- Chum: to accompany.
- Dinnae: don't, as in 'just dinnae go there.'
- Disnae: doesn't.
- Dob: a small amount, a dab. Often used in conjunction with 'wee.'
- Dreich: wet, dull, tedious.
- Eijit: idiot.
- Get: to go with.
- Messages: shopping, groceries.
- Oxter: armpit.
- Piece: sandwich.
- Radge: barmy, mad.
- Scran: food.
- See: take (e.g. 'See that, you radge.')
- See you: 'Oi you.'
- Stushie: a fight or altercation.
- Youze: plural of you.
As promised, some photos:
- 1. A replica of the Parthenon, the National Monument is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Napoleonic Wars, but only half the money was raised, so only half (literally) was built.
- 2. On a pub near the Port of Leith I found this nautical Tennants beer sign.
- 3. Built to commemorate Lord Nelson, fashioned after his telescope and once used to signal 1pm to sailing ships and allow them to set their clocks accurately.
- 4. No idea who this guy is.
- 5. Mons Meg is a legendary siege cannon, last time it was fired, it blew up. Currently, we estimated, if it was fired, it'd take out a branch of Boots.
- 6. These are what Mons Meg fires (not the kids, duh), the last time it shot one, it was found 2 miles away!