Learn Scottish slang with Gerard Butler


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/19/learn-scottish-slang-with-gera.html


#2

I am not saying Butler is one of the greatest actors of his generation or anything…But I do find him fun as hell. He seems like a nice person. All indications are he shows up ready to go and do whatever is needed/asked of him on set.

I would like to see more of this cat on screen please in good flicks.


#3

THIS IS SCOTLAND.

I just wanted him to say that.


#4

Extra points fer mentionin the turpentine.


#5

Tim: There he is!

King Arthur: Where?

Tim: There!

King Arthur: What? Behind the rabbit?

Tim: It is the rabbit!

King Arthur: You silly sod!

Tim: What?

King Arthur: You got us all worked up!

Tim: Well, that’s no ordinary rabbit.

King Arthur: Ohh.

Tim: That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!

Sir Robin: You tit! I soiled my armor I was so scared!

Tim: Look, that rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide! It’s a killer!

Sir Galahad: Get stuffed!

Tim: He’ll do you up a treat, mate.

Sir Galahad: Oh, yeah?

Sir Robin: You manky Scots git!

Tim: I’m warning you!

Sir Robin: What’s he do? Nibble your bum?

Tim: He’s got huge, sharp… er… He can leap about. Look at the bones!

King Arthur: Go on, Bors. Chop his head off!

Sir Bors: Right! Silly little bleeder. One rabbit stew comin’ right up!


#6

In & oot.

Means to get in and get out in record time. Often used when visiting assholes you have to like to their face, but actually hate in private.


#7

Objection! Some of those are more generally British rather than Scottish (“trolley”, “rank”), some are specifically Glaswegian (“getting the messages”) and some are not slang at all, but rather Standard Scots (“Ah dinnae ken”, “bonnie”).

And no words for argument/fight? As I understand it, the rough ascending order of virulence/violence goes:

  1. stramash
  2. stooshie
  3. rammy

#8

Best part: The video leads to similar ones, including Margot Robbie explaining Aussie slang, Slama Hayek for Mexican slang, Emily Blunt for Brit and Aussie slang, etc. All pretty cute.
Oh, and Marky Mark doing Boston slang, which I could have skipped.


#9

How did Gerard Butler go from being one of the Sexiest Men Alive to being this?


#10

Havers, min. That’s fae a’ ower.

Back oan topic- Twitter + Scots= pure beltin patter.


#11

too many to scram on toost

this guy was on ellen and she was more interested in getting an invite to the royal do coming up


#12

Also, Scots Wikipedia:


#13

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