30 sayings you’ll remember if your dad is Scottish

Doric spikkin dads:

Fit a loon/quine! – “You are some boy/girl”, usually said genuinely, with exasperation or mostly dripping with sarcasm.

I’m fair trauchled – “I’m exhausted”.

Dinna you fash yersel – “Don’t trouble yourself”, If you weren’t moving quick enough to help him, you’d usually hear this.

Far hiv ye bin? – “Where have you been?”, usually said when he’s been waiting up for you to get home after a late one.

Yi nickum loon/quine! – An expression you’d often hear if you were being a pest.

Am Black Affrontit – Whenever you do something they dub embarrassing.

Watter made waur – This is what they’d call weak tea whenever you didn’t make it strong enough for them.

Michty Me! – You’ll have heard this regularly anytime something annoyed your dad.

The tatties ower the dyke – Whenever something went a bit pear shaped.

Ah’ve seen A’athing noo – Whenever you did something new to get into trouble, he’d say this.

Fit a stooshie aboot naething – If someone was making a mountain out of a molehill, your dad would be on hand to cut them down.

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