Thursday, 30 November 2017

Welcome to Scotland

Talk about ScotlandWhen? We 29 Nov at 19.00
Where? Room EOI 204
Everybody is welcome


unicorn: /ˈjuːnɪkɔːn/
(in stories) an animal like a white horse with a long straight horn on its head. E.g. The national animal of England is the lion whereas the unicorn became the national animal of Scotland because it is invincible /ɪnˈvɪnsəbl/.

thistle: a wild plant with leaves with sharp points and purple, yellow or white flowers made up of a mass of narrow petals pointing upwards. The thistle is the national symbol of Scotland.

a Scottish dish that looks like a large round sausage made from the heart, lungs and liver of a sheep that are finely chopped, mixed with oats, herbs, etc. and boiled in a bag that is traditionally made from part of a sheep’s stomach (the lining of the sheep's stomach)


the covering of the inner surface of a part of the body. E.g. the stomach lining. the lining of the womb.

auld lang syne:
/ˌɔːld læŋ ˈsaɪn/ (old long time)
is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788. He also wrote the famous line "My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose". Auld lang syne is an old Scottish song which expresses feelings of friendship, and is traditionally sung at midnight on New Year’s Eve (Hogmanay /ˈhɒɡməneɪ/).
It may be translated into standard English as "old long since", or more idiomatically, "long long ago", "days gone by" or "old times". Consequently, "For auld lang syne", as it appears in the first line of the chorus, might be loosely translated as "for (the sake of) old times".

Aye: //
1. yes. E.g. ‘Did you see what happened?’ ‘Oh aye, I was there.’
Always or still. ‘I've aye fancied seeing Edinburgh’
3. for aye Forever.‘I shall treasure the memory for aye’.

bonny (also bonnie)
1. Attractive or beautiful. E.g. ‘a bonny lass/ girl/ woman/ bride’

wee: /wiː/1. very small in size. E.g. a wee girl.
2. small in amount; little. E.g. Just a wee drop of milk for me. I felt a wee bit guilty about it. A wee chat. A wee holiday.

endearment: a word or an expression that is used to show affection. E.g. They were whispering endearments to each other. ‘Darling’ is a term of endearment.
yer: non-standard spelling of your, used in representing dialectal speech. E.g. drink yer tea.

1. /ˈɡælɪk/ /ˈɡeɪlɪk/ in or connected with the Celtic language of Scotland.
2. /ˈɡeɪlɪk/ (also Irish Gaelic) in or connected with the Celtic language of Ireland

voice/speech recognition technology:
technology that allows a computer to understand spoken words.

Aberdonian: /ˌæbəˈdəʊniən/
1. (adj) from Aberdeen in Scotland.
2. (n) a person from Aberdeen in Scotland

Glaswegian: /ɡlæzˈwiːdʒən/
1. (adj) from or connected with Glasgow in Scotland.
2. (N) a person from Glasgow in Scotland.

Edinburgher: /edinˈbɜːɡə(r)/
a person from Edinburgh

sporran: /ˈspɒrən/
a flat bag, usually made of leather or fur, that is worn by men in front of the kilt as part of the Scottish national dress.

curling: /ˈkɜːlɪŋ/
a game played on ice, in which players slide heavy flat stones towards a mark.

shinty: /ˈʃɪnti/
a Scottish game similar to hockey, played with curved sticks by teams of twelve players.

tug of war /ˌtʌɡ əv ˈwɔː(r)/
1. a sporting event in which two teams pull at opposite ends of a rope until one team drags the other over a line on the ground.
2. a situation in which two people or groups try very hard to get or keep the same thing. E.g. After the divorce they became involved in an emotional tug of war over the children.

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