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Main Piece: (The following has been transcribed from a conversation between the interviewer and the informant.) Interviewer: Describe to me the definition of Ope, if you can Informant: Its kind of like like, excuse me but not in like a – aggressive way, more like a I’m sorry way. Interviewer: It’s an apologetic “excuse me?” […]

“You a scunner?”/”You’re a wee scunner!”

MAIN PIECE “You a scunner?”/”You’re a wee scunner!” “Scunner is like a bother, specifically like a kid or something.  I don’t know what came first, but I say “You a scunner?” and so do many people I know around here, but my friends in Edinburgh say “You’re a wee scunner!”  We use it to kind […]