By Stuart McLean
An irreverent romp via Scottish proverbs - with chapters starting from outdated Scottish Proverbs remodeled and glossy Scottish Proverbs throughout the Midge, Scottish Chat-Up traces, and Scottish Insults to Glaswegian Proverbs. to not be taken heavily in anyway!
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If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try to get someone else to do it. indd 47 21/06/2007 09:25:13 A Midge in Your Hand... ’ Aye we can sing a good song about freedom but let’s draw the line at doing anything as drastic as breaking free from those ‘chains and slaverie’. Don’t count your chickens in a Chinese restaurant. Ne’er put up a Christmas light ’til August is out. indd 48 21/06/2007 09:25:13 ... Is Worth Two Up Your Kilt The early eagle catches the early bird. A sick-line a day keeps the doctor away.
Indd 41 21/06/2007 09:25:13 A Midge in Your Hand... Cast a cat ower the hoose an she’ll fa’ on her feet. A cat thrown over a house will land on her feet – but her screeching is sure to attract the RSPCA. Him that keeks thru’ a keyhole micht see what will vex him. Love does not stoop to spying – it hires a private detective. Baked bread an’ brown ale winnae bide lang. Oh shit – I’m away to the lavie again! indd 42 21/06/2007 09:25:13 ... Is Worth Two Up Your Kilt Mony a mickle maks a muckle. Due to rampant inflation the muckle has been revalued – there are now 385 mickles to the muckle.
He’s a mean old bastard. As merry’s a mautman. As merry as an Jedburgh Ned in a field of marijuana. indd 39 21/06/2007 09:25:13 A Midge in Your Hand... Gie yer tongue mair holidays than yer heid. Shut up! A bheil telebhisean agad? We’re from the Wee Free and are hunting down God-forsaking heathens. Ilka body disnae hae the like o’ that. He seems to have contracted H5N1 Bird Flu. indd 40 21/06/2007 09:25:13 ... Is Worth Two Up Your Kilt Better ne’er begun than ne’er ended. Never do anything today that you can put off until tomorrow.