Saturday, 4 March 2006



So sorry I seem to confused some of you this afternoon with my word Swithering. I looked it up in the dictionary and it is there. The entry reads as follows.

      Swither:- Scot. Dialect Verb. To hesitate be perplexed  ~ n. hesitation perplexity agitation.

       We do have our own words up here in the far north but did not think this was one of them.  Love Joan.





haileen2003 said...

Thanks for that ~ I've learnt a new word!
I guessed the meaning (lol)
I'm swithering at the moment.... over what to have for Tea ~chicken or steak!!

ally123130585918 said...

I wondered what it meant thanks for explaining "Swithering" lovely word.   Ally

labdancer51 said...

Hi Joan, I`d not heard it before but I guessed what you meant by the context.  Thanks for the explaination though, where do we get our local words from I wonder? :o)

Sandra xxxxx

jlocorriere05 said...

There are so many words in our language that are only used in certain regions, I thought everyone knew what a twitten was till someone asked me; it's a small alleyway. It's a Sussex word I found out later! Jeannette.  

jeadie05 said...

Nice little entry,to clarify a useful little word ,I think we all guesed what you meant ,but it certainly caught everyone imagination .............Jan xx

jeanno43 said...

Like I said yesterday, I like the word and shall be using it in future!

aniracj said...

Rob is always telling me to 'stop me havering!' ....I was definitely swithered yesterday with all the caffuffle!!!