Awa' an' Bile Yer Heid!: Scottish Curses and Insults

Awa' an' Bile Yer Heid!: Scottish Curses and Insults

by David Ross (Author), Barbara Robertson (Illustrator)


Over the centuries the Scots have made scathingly witty remarks on just about every subject under the sun - not least one another. This collection of Scottish curses and insults reveals the Scottish gift for insult and invective. Special features include a glossary of insulting terms and notes on some celebrated insulters. For the sake of maintaining perspective, the collection also features a range of less than ecstatic comments made on Scotland and the Scots by outsiders.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Published: 14 Apr 2003

ISBN 10: 1841582441
ISBN 13: 9781841582443

Media Reviews
'Just buy the book and gie yer greetin' face a treat!' - Scots Magazine '[a] pleasingly vulgar book' - Sunday Herald
Author Bio
David Ross is the author of numerous books on Scottish history and culture, including Scottish Quotations and From Scenes Like These: Scottish Anecdotes and Episode, both published by Birlinn. Originally from Dingwall, he was educated at St Andrews and currently lives near Hereford.