Saturday, 6 April 2013

F is for Foosty


Pronounced : foos-tee

Definition :  Something rotten, gone bad, mouldy, past its expiry date.

Usage : Ma Mirra, gettorinti a foosty dod 'o breed. 

Translation :  I bread your pardon?

Fife is a council area and former county of Scotland. It is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire.  

It's also home to the very pretty Balgonie Castle.  Fifers' accent is pretty kewl, they sing when they talk and go up at the end of their sentences.

Fife, Scotland
A braw wee lass from Fife with a voice to match


Andrew Leon said...

I think I have that jigsaw puzzle!

Paula said...


Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

I don't think I've ever heard that one before. Foosty ... I'm going to start using it :D

Kern Windwraith said...

Well, foosty is just a brilliant word, isn't it? I can think of several people I might describe as foosty, if I were to forget my manners. :)

Loved the Jade Richards audition video, too. That "braw wee lass" has pipes!

Your blog is delightful. So pleased to have found you--I'll be back for more.

Ghadeer said...

Fife looks so pretty :)

Althea said...

Wooo Fife! Where I'm from! :D Foosty is probably one of my favourite Scots words, that and Oxters 'cos it just sounds so nice to say!x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Fife is very colorful!

YeamieWaffles said...

Another word I haven't heard of before Lass! Originally I thought it was footsy which didn't make any sense by itself now I actually think about it haha. Fife is awesome looking, I think bananas come from there or something too right?

Kirsten said...

Ha ha! I've been living in England for too long! ;-) said...

She has a beautiful voice.

Thanks for the visit and good luck on your diet.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh my God that bread is disgusting!

Arlee Bird said...

You've got an interesting theme this year. But I must say, that loaf of bread is totally disgusting. I just lost my appetite for lunch.

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Silvia Villalobos said...

Gorgeous image of Scotland. Love it.
And that's English for you -- one word and so many meanings.
Fun F post.
Silvia @ Silvia Writes

Cathrina Constantine said...

Footsy is a funny word, I like it. Thanks for the info.

Susan Scott said...

Love that thank you. Footsie ... here in South Africa many of us (including me) have Scots ancestry so this speaks to me. Beautiful pictures of Fife thank you!

Sonia Lal said...

Wow so many words I never heard of before.

Also, I like the yerse and yer you got there.

Sonia Lal

Andrea said...

That bread looks fabulous! Ha! I accidentally fed my son some slightly less mold donuts one morning, as we tend to bumble around in the dark here on weekdays!

Zoe said... one...gotta say the moldy bread almost put me over the edge though.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Foosty is a new one on me. She has a lovely voice.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Unknown said...

Ooh Foosty ! I can use this word on so many people and things (and no one will be the wiser!)

miss uncertain said...

At first glance I've read it as footsy :)) And then I said to myself, "What is that disgusting bread doing there?" LOL. Foosty >_< My bad.

Sincerely,Miss Uncertain---sidetracked

Ida Chiavaro said...

At first I was thinking i never wanna see a pair of foosty footsies - but 'that braw wee lass' (and her granny) have got me all me teary...

Kathy said...

What a beautiful place!!


The Glebe Blog said...

As a wee fella raised in Fife I'm chuffed you mentioned the kingdom.
Wan o' the things I remember was the advice I got as a youngster from an uncle was "never accept a foosty fish supper". In other words if the fush looks like it's been lingering in the tap o the fryer since tea time ask the man tae pit anither wan in fir ye.

Alan Scott said...

I remember some days when I was a paratrooper in the army that I would have paid to eat that fucking bread!

Heather M. Gardner said...





A Daft Scots Lass said...

@Andrew what? the Foosty Breed?

@Kelley @Paula thanx again for commenting and being so sweet. My blog is a mish-mash of shite-talk, that's all.

@Kern she sure does!

@Althea then I'm so glad I chose it.

@Matthew Banana's eh? I wouldnae know.

@Robin down 1kg already!

@misscertain you and a dozen others lol

@Arlee @L.Diane @Zoe sorry!

@Cathrina @Zoe @Silvia thanx for commenting and poppping by, appreciated!

@Ida had me in tears too but then again I bubble at pretty much anything soppy.

@Jim and I thought my Foosty Breed picture was gross. *stomach turned*

@Alan Scott rather you than me, sir

@Heather I think you're my new favourite commenter. You rock my face off.


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