Saturday, 4 March 2006

Swither.

                                   

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.

 

 

  

7 comments:

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!!
Aileen....X

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!

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

aniracj said...

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