21 incredibly Scottish words the rest of the world doesn't understand

What's the difference between a brick and your trousers? The answer may depend on where you were born.

As the British Library note, whether you call a bread roll a cob or a batch may depend on where in the UK you are from.

Different regions of Britain have developed their own extremely distinct words and phrasing - no more so than in Scotland. And a list of some strange words that mean rather different things in Scotland is attracting rather a lot of attention on Reddit.

Inspired by that, here are some words that mean entirely different things in Scotland:

Dialect: Meaning


  • behind (buttocks)
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