Scottish Proverbs


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Ye're like a Lauderdale bawbee, as bad as bad can be.

Ye're like a rotten nit-no worth crackin for the kernel.

Ye're but young cocks-yer craw's roupy.

Ye're like a singed cat-better than ye're bonny.

Ye're buttoned up the back like Achmahoy's dug.

Ye're like a sou-ye'll naither lead nor drive.

Ye're cawkin the claith or the wab be in the loom.

Ye're like Brackley's tup-ye follow the lave.

Ye're come o bluid, an sae's a puddin.

Ye're like laird Moodie's greyhoonds-unco hungry like aboot the pootch lids.

Ye're Davy-dae-little an guid for naething.

Ye're fear'd for the day ye never saw.

Ye're fit for coorse kintra wark-ye're raither strang than handsome.

Ye're a weedaefu gin hangin time.

Ye're as smaa as the twitter o a twined rash.

Ye're aa blawin like a burstin haggis.

Ye're as souple sark alane as some are mither naked.

Ye're aa grease, but I'm only grushie.

Ye're as stiff as a stappit saster.

Ye're aa made o butter, an sewed wi soor milk.

Ye're aye in a hurry, an aye ahint.

Ye're aa oot o't an into strae.

Ye're best when ye're sleepin.

Ye're aa sae mony minds, ye'll never be mairied.

Ye're black aboot the mou for want o kissin.

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