Scottish Proverbs


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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.

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.

Yer mou's beguiled yer hands.

Ye're a maiden marrowless.

Yer purse wis steekit when that wis peyed for

Yer thrift's as guid as the profit o a yeld hen.

Yer tongue is nae scandal.

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.

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