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48 minutes ago, Florentine_Pogen said:
  13 hours ago, MixuFixit said:
Hunners of earwigs in the garden this year for some reason.

 

48 minutes ago, Florentine_Pogen said:

Mods please......they’re called clipshears......emoji44.png

More like forkie tailie or maybe even horny goloch.

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Clipshears FFS?

 

Always took you for an ignorant twat, MM......

https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/clipshear

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLIPSHEAR, CLIPSHEER, n. An earwig (Fif.10, Lnl.1, Lnk.3 1937).

[′klɪpʃir]

Fif. 1864 W. D. Latto Tammas Bodkin xxx .:

“Ou, it's maybe no a flech ava,” quoth I, turnin' roond to compose mysel' to sleep again, “it's maybe a clipsheer.”

Edb. 1928 A. D. Mackie Poems in Two Tongues 27:

And for a' the worms and the clipshears raikin' aboot They've peace o' their banes.

 

[so called from the appearance of its forceps-like appendages.]

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5 minutes ago, Florentine_Pogen said:

Always took you for an ignorant twat, MM......emoji38.pngemoji6.png

https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/clipshear

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

 

CLIPSHEAR, CLIPSHEER, n. An earwig (Fif.10, Lnl.1, Lnk.3 1937).

[′klɪpʃir]

Fif. 1864 W. D. Latto Tammas Bodkin xxx .:

“Ou, it's maybe no a flech ava,” quoth I, turnin' roond to compose mysel' to sleep again, “it's maybe a clipsheer.”

Edb. 1928 A. D. Mackie Poems in Two Tongues 27:

And for a' the worms and the clipshears raikin' aboot They've peace o' their banes.

 

[so called from the appearance of its forceps-like appendages.]

Thats Fife!

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I like how it describes the clipshear as an earwig, it’s proper, and only, name.

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12 minutes ago, NJ2 said:

I like how it describes the clipshear as an earwig, it’s proper, and only, name.

These dictionaries always revert to the language of the oppressors tbf.

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14 hours ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

I have seen the Lion King.

 

13 hours ago, NJ2 said:


As have I. Went to the pictures as a child when it was released, cried a lot when that evil b*****d killed the wee mans father.

That was Batman.

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Was out running yesterday and blistered a very sensitive area. Went to shop and decided antiseptic Savlon was the way to go. Applied liberally then had a lie down. Woke up in agony half an hour later. Felt like I’d been shot between my balls and my arse. Turned out antiseptic wasn’t a good plan. Was in tears with pain and missus just laughed at me. 

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1 minute ago, Shandon Par said:

Was out running yesterday and blistered a very sensitive area. Went to shop and decided antiseptic Savlon was the way to go. Applied liberally then had a lie down. Woke up in agony half an hour later. Felt like I’d been shot between my balls and my arse. Turned out antiseptic wasn’t a good plan. Was in tears with pain and missus just laughed at me. 

Prevention is better than cure - I apply Vaseline to said areas and the nips to avoid chafing. I've learnt my lesson. 

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3 hours ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

Thats Fife!

My other half from Moray calls earwigs forkytails.

I'm presuming that this is another Mental Morayism?

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Just now, Hedgecutter said:

My other half from Moray calls earwigs forkytails.

I'm presuming that this is another Mental Morayism?

Aye. Forkytails or Forky Gollachs.

Seems to be a Dundee thing as well. 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Shandon Par said:

Was out running yesterday and blistered a very sensitive area. Went to shop and decided antiseptic Savlon was the way to go. Applied liberally then had a lie down. Woke up in agony half an hour later. Felt like I’d been shot between my balls and my arse. Turned out antiseptic wasn’t a good plan. Was in tears with pain and missus just laughed at me. 

Barse?

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