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Doric Quiz Solutions

Doric Word English
Doric Word English
Bosie Cuddle Greet Cry
Breeks Trousers Loon Boy
Bubblyjock Turkey Loup Jump
Clarty Dirty Lug Ear
Cloot Cloth Neep Turnip
Cowk Retch Oxter Armpit
Cuddy Horse Puggled Tired
Dicht Wipe Puddock Frog
Dookers Swimming costume Quine Girl
Dowp Bum Sark Shirt
Dreich Dull Scrath Cormorant
Dyke Wall Sotter Mess
Fash Trouble Skelp Slap
Fleg Fright Swik Cheat
Foggy Bummer Bumble-bee Tattie Potato
Fooshty Rotten Tourie Hat
Ganzie Jumper Tricket Delighted
Gollach Beetle Wheesht Quiet

Doric Quiz

Doric Word English
Doric Word English
Bosie   Greet  
Breeks   Loon  
Bubblyjock   Loup  
Clarty   Lug  
Cloot   Neep  
Cowk   Oxter  
Cuddy   Puggled  
Dicht   Puddock  
Dookers   Quine  
Dowp   Sark  
Dreich   Scrath  
Dyke   Sotter  
Fash   Skelp  
Fleg   Swik  
Foggy Bummer   Tattie  
Fooshty   Tourie  
Ganzie   Tricket  
Gollach   Wheesht  

Doric – The Dialect of the North-East of Scotland

Part 1

Doric is the Scots dialect spoken in the North-East of Scotland and, as of 2018, has gained the status of the third official language of Scotland, along with English and Scots Gaelic. While you will easily get by with standard English, knowing of a few phrases of the language will be useful if you need to converse, e.g. with the mannie an wifies, an loons an quines a Fittee, i.e. the men and women, and boys and girls of Footdee (an area down by Aberdeen Harbour).

A common characteristic of Doric is changing the sound of “wh” to “f”. So “what” becomes “fit”, “when” becomes “fan” and “who” becomes “fa”.

You can download a copy of the Doric Dictionary which contains a list of some of useful words in Doric with the English translations

Although Doric is no longer as prevalent as it was, it is still a live spoken language. A transcript of a conversation can be found here.