Scottish Proverbs


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Ye're aither ower het or ower cauld, like the miller o Marshach mill.

Ye're bonny eneuch tae them that loe ye, an ower bonny tae them that loe ye an canna get ye.

Ye're ane o Cou-Meek's breed, ye'll stand athoot a bonoch.

Ye're busy seeking the thing that's no tint.

Ye're ane o snaw-baa's bairn time.

Ye're busy tae claer yersel when naebody files ye.

Ye're ane o the tender Gordons-ye daurna be hanged for gaa in yer neck.

Ye're as braw as Bink's wife,-like the sun on shairney watter.

Ye're as daft as ye're days auld.

Ye're as fou o maggots as the bride o Preston, that stoppit hauf wey as she gaed tae the kirk.

Ye're a man amang geese when the gander's awa.

Ye're as fou o mischief as a egg's fou o maet.

Ye're a queer fish no tae hae fins.

Ye're as lang tuinin yer pipes as anither wad play a spring.

Ye're a sweet nut if you were well cracked.

Ye're as mim as a Mey puddock.

Yer tongue rins aye afore yer wit.

Yer tongue wags like a lamb's tail.

Yer will's law, qo the tyler tae the clockin hen, when she picked oot his twa een, an cam for his nose.

Yer wit will never worry ye.

Ye're a day efter the fair.

Yer breid's baked, ye can hing up yer girdle.

Ye're a deil an nae cou, like the man's bull.

Yer een's greedier than yer guts.

Ye're a fine sword, qo the fuil tae the wheat braird.

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