Brit Language: Top ten Scottish insults

Brit Language: Top ten Scottish insults

Scots Gaelic and Scottish English are wonderful languages and anyone who’s spent time in Scotland can tell you that they’re a people who know how to swear.  There’s something about the Scottish accent that gives an extra amount of force to curses and insults so much that you may find yourself blown away by even the mildest of offenses.  Needless to say, Scotland has quite a number of insults to hurl at offenders, and we have outlined ten of our favorites below.  If you have any favorite Scottish insults, let us have it in the comments.

FACE LIKE A SKELPED ERSE

Now the first half of this insult will easily allow you to guess that it’s describing someone as ugly.  “Skelped erse” is Scottish for “slapped ass” meaning that the person has a very reddened face.  This could possibly be from rage, blushing, or even too much drinking.

YER BUM’S OUT THE WINDAE, YA F**KIN’ BAMPOT

Bampot is in itself a great insult, and it’s used to describe a very foolish or crazy person.  A phrase like this is basically saying that you’re showing everyone your rear end by being such a buffoon.

By John Rabon, Anglophilia

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