Wednesday 4 August 2021

Doggy Doric - small talk in the park

Mornin' Walter. Fit like?

Och, chavving awa Bertie. Fit aboot yersel'?

Fair wabbit the day.

So fit hiv ye bin up tae Bertie?

Dinna clipe tae Gail, bit fan she wis oot on her bicycle yisterday ah gid oot an chased aifter a tod, and that wis me richt puggled. 

Bertie, yer a gey ill-trickit dug!  Onyway, guid tae hiv a wee blether.  I'm awa tae ma hame the noo.

Doric (NE Scots dialect) to English Translation 

Good morning Walter, how are you today? Oh, getting along just fine Bertie, and you? I'm feeling a bit under the weather. So what have you been up to Bertie? Don't tell tales to Gail, but when she was out on her bicycle yesterday, I sneaked out and chased a fox, and as a result I'm quite exhausted. Bertie, you're a very mischievous dog. Anyway, good to have a quick chat. I'm going home now. 

Gail says: Please note that Bertie's tale about chasing a fox was pure fantasy, invented to impress his Labrador friend. Typical male behaviour in any language, one might say...


  1. Bertie, you bad lad - telling tales! Supposing your pal finds out - what will it do to your street cred?

    Inca xx

  2. Hari OM
    BOL.... och, Bertie lad... ye sure ken hou to banter a loon! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. We're very happy that this was just a tale, Bertie, and not for real☺

  4. I understood every word of the dog chatter.. but if I heard it spoken would not.. reading is easier. we tried to watch a movie, set and created in Scotland and about 10 minutes in, we had to give up, with hearing problems and heave accents to us, we gave up....
    loved your post and I'm awa tae ma hame the noo

  5. BOL BOL BOL Bertie you told Fox tale, kinda like the fish tales here. Walter seemed quite impressed. You forgot to mention that it weight 87 lbs and was 87 inches long. Bertie I hope as the day progresses you are feeling a bit more WFT'ish
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. You and Walter (not this Walter) had a nice little chat at the park, Bertie. It's okay to embellish your tales once in a while. Maybe you got confused with a dream you had.

  7. BOL! Scottish is about as different to English as Texan is!

  8. BOL...We think we may believe your tale Bertie..after all, Gail wasn't home!

    Arty and Jakey(who chase foxes regularly)

    *Laughing Hysterically*
    Whatever Boys!!
    Sunny and Rosy(who know better)

  9. A guy can dream, right Bertie??? Bet that was a fun chase.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. Bertie - Yoor a wee stunner.

  11. Thank goodness for the translation, because we had no idea what was going on!