Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's Giveaway Time!

Get out your confetti, it's giveaway time! Hopefully, you've already visited the other blogs in the chain to be entered for their goodies. If not, start here and I'll wait until you're back.


*plays on Twitter*

*checks Facebook*

*watches funny cat videos on youtube*

Oh, you're back! Good!

Now's your chance to win an ebook of Between, my YA paranormal romance about a grim reaper with a Scottish accent. Since I am a big fan of Scotland (read: total Scot freak), I've decided to make this contest a wee bit of fun.

To enter, just leave a comment below and tell me one Scottish term and what it means in English. The only trick is that you can't use a word that has already been used.

Since I already used "wee" (which means "little" in English), that one's taken, but there are so many more awesome Scot-isms. Lay them on me!

And don't forget to check out the next blog in the chain at 6pm (central) for more giveaway goodness! All giveaways will remain open until Sunday at noon, so you have time to enter them all. 'Cuz we're nice that way.


  1. I just learned this one: keech! The "ch" is pronounced like it is in "loch". It means poop (according to my good Scottish friends). :)

  2. Haud yer weesht

    Means - be quiet ;)

  3. I was going to use the word, bonny, which means attractive, but I don't know if it really is Scottish in origin.

    So I'm going to give both the Scottish and Irish words for "Thank you":
    Scottish - "Tapadh leat" (tah-puh laht)

    Irish - "Go raibh maith agat"(gurra mah hoggut)

    I knew those classes I took two years ago would be usable someday. :D

  4. Okay, the only ones I know...
    Guid mornin and Guid eenin...

    I tried to google "You look sexy in that kilt" (practicing for when i go to Scotland one day...) but couldnt find any results.

  5. You asked for five... I give you ten off the top of my head.

    Glaikit - Stupid.
    Scunnered - Disappointing.
    Mawkit - Filthy.
    Ken - Know.
    Yin - One.
    Naw/Nae - No.
    Gallus - Awesome.
    Eejit - Idiot.
    Auld - Old.
    Ahlhuvasausagesupperwi'aningininanaw - I'll have a sausage supper with an onion, one, as well.

    Who knew being Scottish would one day come in handy.

  6. Slainte=Cheers :D


  7. Well, i REALLY want to read this story.. so I'ma gonna show off *just* a wee bit here.. but i've picked some things up and seeing as "between" is a love story how about some 'romancetic scots phrases".. i fairly certain I got these right. jamie wasn't around to proof read...

    "An toir thu dhomh pòg?" {Un TUH-r oo ghawnh pawk} "Will you give me a kiss?"

    "Tha gaol agam ort." {Hah GEUL AH-kum orsht} "I love you."

    and now for me personal favourite! ....

    "Cò an caora sin còmhla riut a chunnaic mi an-raoir?" {Kaw uhn KEU-ra shin KAW-la root uh CHOO-nik mee uhn-royer?} "Who was that sheep I saw you with last night?"


  8. You all are cracking me up! I love it!!

  9. My Scottish hubbie said....


    He says it means live long...

    Is it cheating to ask him LOL?

  10. Erm I can think of a couple.
    Clan is like a tribe.
    Linn is a waterfall.
    Loch is of course a lake!

    Fantastic story!


  11. Shanty
    Irish, or Scottish Gaelic sean taigh, an old house

    A tough urban male, from gille [ˈkʲiːʎə], a lad, a young man.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  12. Fantoosh ~ posh, swanky, possibly above one’s class.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  13. No need to enter me as I already have your ebook waiting to be read. But I wanted to share the new word I learned just this week courtesy of Jeri Smith-Ready oops I mean Zachary Moore. He tweeted to Logan Keeley "suck my wally, ye blathering skite".
    Skite - a boastful, nonsensical overtalker
    I was already familiar with the word wally lol

  14. cegluna- I saw that tweet! LOL Jeri kills me. She is hilarious!

    I created an account for Aiden MacRae this week and have had more fun trading barbs with Logan and Zach.

    Zach is right; Logan is a skite but we love him anyway! :)


  15. Sleekit

    Means - crafty or sly


    Meants - aimless chatter

    Fit like

    Means - How are you


  16. 'Doing the messages' -- which means doing the shopping and took me an age to figure out. Also, 'D'ye ken?' which the people around me say all the time, and which is the equivalent of 'you know'. Another good one is 'blithering' for 'talking aimlessly' -- hope nobody else has said that here. And a 'piece' here means a sandwich. That had me confused for a long time too.

  17. Numpty

    Means - not a very bright fellow


    Means - idiot


    Means - good

    Barry (as in 'that's barry')

    Means - really good


    Means - shake

    Keep thinking of them and realising that I use them more than I thought. I just told my daughter to give her hair a 'shoogle' after her shower.


  18. Thanks to all of you for making this the most awesome contest ever. I am totally going to have to do this again! Congrats to Saraaaaah who won an ebook copy of Between!