Thursday, June 7, 2012

Be "Brave" and Lets Learn Scottish

Brave, Disney/Pixar Brave

Let's have some fun with the kiddos and learn along the way. Disney Pixar's Brave is set in the mysterious Highlands of Scotland.  Here is some fun Scottish words you will here in the movie "In Theaters June 22." 
  • A story set in Scotland would be called a jiggery pokery.
  • A Bunch of Galoots ~ many fools.  A Galoot is a clumsy oafish person.
  • Dreadful Colly wobbles ~ an unwanted stomach ache or bad case of the nerves. 
  • collywobbles = upset stomach, intestinal disturbances or feeling of apprehension
I actually have a dear friend who uses the term collywobbles . 

How about a few more: 

  • Jiggery Pokery = nonsense 
  • Lass = girl
  • Lad = Boy
  • JINGS CRIVENS HELP MA BOABOh My! Exclamation of bewilderment or exasperation 
  • Numpty = Useless Individual 
  • Michty Me = Wow! Holy Cow! an exclamation of surprise 
  • Loch = Lake
  • Manky Dogs = Unsavory person or being
    *Manky = dirty worthless in bad taste. 

These are kind of fun right ? Want some more? 

  • Nut Em = head butt them ( I'm pretty sure my boys will be using this one from here on out) 
  • Wee = small 
  • Scaffy Witch = A tricky or slick being with magical powers
  • Simpering = silly smile
  • Jackanape = an insulting reference to a monkey or ape
  • Braggart = mischievous 
  • Tumshie = Turnip or foolish person
  • Gob = mouth
  • Tatty = cheap or shabby
  • Bogie, Boggle, Bogill = Ghost or Folkloric being 
  • Crivens = Expression of shock or surprise 
  • Autochthonous = indigenous native
  • Gamy = bad 
  • Glen = small narrow valley
  • Guddle = make a mess of it 
  • For naught = for no reason 
  • Doric = a dialect from the Aberdeen shire region in Scotland
• bile yer heed (boil your head) = don’t be ridiculous. Also used as an exclamation if
someone is doing something stupid and it's annoying
In “Brave” King Fergus sings what he’ll do to the demon bear Mor’du when he catches
him to avenge his lost leg. Not only will he boil his head, but he’ll add dumplings to
make a bear stew.

Ghostly lights or small blue spirits that lead the way to treasure or doom.
In “Brave,” the will o’ the wisps lead Merida to change her fate.

A pleated and draped tartan fabric garment worn by Scottish men
During the production of “Brave” director Mark Andrews and several animators wore
kilts to work on Fridays—dubbed Kilt Fridays—to get in the spirit of Scotland and the
film’s characters.

A test of strength and skill seen in Highland Games in which the competitor raises a pole
vertically with the small end down, and then throws it
• Caber = a long, tapered section of a tree trunk

Similar to Dancing Tatty Bogle, something that’s absurd or fantastical

Though some will joke that a haggis is a small animal native to Scotland, it is actually a
traditional Scottish pudding made with sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, encased in a sheep’s
stomach and cooked for several hours. Often served with “neeps and tatties" (turnips and

Festivals that celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, especially that of the
Scottish Highlands. Includes competitions in piping and drumming, dancing, archery, caber
tossing, stone put and other Scottish athletics, plus entertainment and exhibits.

A blue dye extracted from a cabbage-type plant used by inhabitants of ancient Scotland to
paint their bodies
Lord MacGuffin and Young MacGuffin paint their bodies in blue wode to proclaim that
they are ready for battle at any moment.


~ about Brave 

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. From Disney and Pixar, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida(voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition and challenges destiny to change her fate.

“Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources – including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers – to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery.

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