What an amazing variety of culture that our Northeast Georgia mountains hold. Here’s an example that you will want to experience. Imagine enjoying Scottish tradition complete with kilts and bagpipes at one of Georgia’s renowned events located in Blairsville, GA – the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The Blairsville Scottish Festival held in Meeks Park on Saturday & Sunday June 11-12th is one of a kind. Your family will enjoy music from several groups, highland games with an array of Scottish games, live demos, food and much more. Here’s a little Scottish tickler that will help you get in the mood.
Fun Scottish Sayings:
I’ll gie ye a skelpit lug! – I’ll give you a slap on the ear.
Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye! – What’s meant to happen will happen.
Skinny Malinky Longlegs! – A tall thin person.
Lang may yer lum reek! – May you live long and stay well.
Speak o’ the Devil! – Usually said when you have been talking about someone – they usually appear.
Black as the Earl of Hell’s Waistcoat! – Pitch black.
Failing means yer playin! – When you fail at something at least you’re trying.
Mony a mickle maks a muckle! – Saving a small amount soon builds up to a large amount.
Keep the heid! – Stay calm, don’t get upset.
We’re a’ Jock Tamson’s bairns! – We’re all God’s children, nobody is better than anybody else – we’re all equal.
Dinnae teach yer Granny tae suck eggs! – Don’t try to teach someone something they already know.
Dinnae marry fur money! – Don’t marry for money – you can borrow it cheaper.
Is the cat deid? – Has the cat died? Means your trousers are a bit short – like a flag flying at half mast.
Haud yer wheesht! – Be quiet.
Noo jist haud on! – Now just hold it, slow down, take your time.
I’m fair puckled! – I’m short of breath.
Do yer dinger. – Loudly express disapproval.
Gie it laldy. – Do something with gusto.
Ah dinnae ken. – I don’t know.
Haste Ye Back! – Farewell saying meaning “return soon”.
It’s a dreich day! – Said in reference to the weather, when it’s cold, damp and miserable.
We hope you love and appreciate this amazing culture we have here in Northeast Georgia. When you’re ready to begin living the mountain life here, call The Mountain Life Team | KW Realty Partners and we can help you along your journey. Incredible things are happening here in our beautiful mountains. You won’t be disappointed with the rich Blue Ridge Mountain heritage of your new mountain community. Enjoy the mountain life in the beautiful North Georgia! 706-745-3123 or email us at [email protected] #BlairsvilleScottishFestivalROCKS! #LiveTheMountainLife #KWRealty
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