The original article/discussion is here. (I'm confused by Lady's indication that the thread is closed, as it is very open. However, since we're discussing Scottish vernacular, I won't merge the threads. (That's not to say the MS won't merge it eventually! ... but it will stay put for now.)
Bringing the thread back on topic, where does the term "chuff" come from? I've seen several Scots post, "I was 'chuffed.'" I THINK that's a "good thing." As an American, it reminds me of "chaffed," which is NOT a good thing! Well ... unless Gerry's the one who's done the chaffing!
I did try to post underneath the original quote but couldn't get it to work, (sorry for confusing everyone in trying to figure out where the original article came from)....
I grew up in Paisley which is approx 10 miles from Glasgow. The accent in Paisley is completely different from Glasgwegian accents. In Glasgow every part of the city has a different accent. In Paisley the accent is the same although some people in certain areas do sound more posh and may be more articulate.
Some confusing things which may be said from people from Paisley (and Scotland) include "I'd like a roll in sausage.... this isn't a sausage roll, but normally a flat square sausage insinde a cirular roll(bap) other things to do with food would be to say "I'd like a roll in ham."... which would mean bacon inside a roll....
Lift your bonnet- means lift the hood of your car
Open your boot- means the trunk of your car
Bumper of your car- Fender of your car
So if you are ever stopped by the police over here and they ask you to lift your bonnet and open your boot you'll know what they mean LOL....
Someone mentioned digestive biscuits, oh god I hate them, some people love them, they are circular, very dry and crumbly and some people dip them in their tea, sometimes people over here say that "that smells like a digestive biscuit"
Irn Bru I don't like the taste but lots of Scottish people drink it, I'm sure there must be loads more wee things, if I think of any or if there is anything anyone wants to know about Paisley just let me know.
Lady in Red