Anyone familar with Auld Scots/Rabbie Burns?

countrryboy

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#1
Alright folks, bit of a strange 1.

Any burns officinado's or folk used to the auld scots dialect? My knowledge of burns is not great

Long story short i've bought an od ruin to renovate to move into, sometime... and looking for a name for it.
I'm 99% certain it has been an old wash/laundry house for the big house when it was first built back in 1870's or so (part of a small group of houses scattered about the policies close to an old big estate house, originally would all be estate/houe workers houses) Sadly the estate is all split up now
In more recent years afore it was abandoned it wash used for some forestry work.

So something catchy in auld scots either laundry or forestry related.
Thought about 'The Rutters Howf' but sounds a bit pornographic or is that my dirty mind ;)

So was thinking of a name in auld scots to reflect this. I have just found the DSL dictionery (last time i searched it didnae come up) so have found a couple of words (launer, and sonsie, but i thought sonsie meant something totally different so might confuse folk)
Possibly 'Auld Launer hoose' might work but most folk will think i've made a spelling mistake (which knowing me is more than likely)

Any ideas???

Cheers in advance
 

8x57

Distinguished Member
#2
Stuart you crack me up mate, you are asking others to suggest a name for your house that sounds Scottish. Why you are the only man I know who writes in pure Scottish brogue. :lol:

I suppose as it was an old laundry house simply calling it "Old Scrubbers" or "Scrubbers Lodge" won't do? :lol: I always wanted a place that I could title ??????? lodge myself, delusions of grandour possibly but my dream is always of a very small place and possibly the name Currumbin after a place in Australia.

P.S. Don't change mate, I love it. Good luck with the move mate
 

Blackpowder

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#3
How about"Lay the Graith", its an old Scots word with several meanings one of which involves laundry or clothes washing. My grandmother used it when an item of work clothing was so dirty it killed the suds.

Blackpowder
 

private fraser

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#4
The property sounds a bit of a handful so how about...

"Twa roarin' handfu' and a daud"

It's from the poem "Nine Inch Will Please a Lady"

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Will_Please_a_Lady

You may have trouble getting it all in though (on the sign I mean).

:)
 
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Cadex

Well-Known Member
#5
What about. . .

The auld mole hole.

The sheep worriers rest.

The Yaggers Return.

:lol:
 
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JockStalk

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#9
Billy Connolly bought a Lodge, allegedly just hooked by the name - Gruntfuttock Lodge.

A pretty thin scots link mind you!
 

countrryboy

Well-Known Member
#13
Stuart you crack me up mate, you are asking others to suggest a name for your house that sounds Scottish. Why you are the only man I know who writes in pure Scottish brogue. :lol:

I suppose as it was an old laundry house simply calling it "Old Scrubbers" or "Scrubbers Lodge" won't do? :lol: I always wanted a place that I could title ??????? lodge myself, delusions of grandour possibly but my dream is always of a very small place and possibly the name Currumbin after a place in Australia.

P.S. Don't change mate, I love it. Good luck with the move mate
Alright mike. Never thought of the scrubbers route, but i get enough abuse about stuff like that already wi out naming my hoose after it:p

Aye but i just playing at it. Can mind as a boy going up to my dads uncles house for family do's and this auld boy would sit in the corner supping whisky all quiet while i pestered him about fishing (was a great fly tyer and sea trout fisherman) and he'd suddenly come to life after 'x' ammount of whisky and jist recite Burns all nite.
Could never shut him up, i think he was fairly well known for it and he did travel quite a bit reciting burns


A lot of the auld farmers/keepers round here still use a lot of auld scots slag/sayings and a lot of farms/fields/drives are auld scots.
I'm probably the youngest person that still wears 'nickky tams' althou only when it rains

Quite like that 1 Blackpowder and the state my work gear is in some/most of the time would be quite apt
PF if i put that on my door they'll do me under trades description, shoulkd be 'thra roarin handfu' (i wish ;))
Rd wots Bowf?? Boys?
Kev i think steamy is more a glasgow thing? from the old tenamnets did consider it thou

Aw side oot? is that inside oot?

Keep them coming or any forestry related auld tools (like ur rutter) or nicknames for forestry type thing
 

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