Monday, 22 April 2013

S is for Stookie

"Stookie"

Pronounced : s-too-key

Definition: n. A rigid dressing, usually made of gauze and plaster of Paris, used to immobilise an injusred body part, as in a fracture or dislocations. 

Usage : I'm gutted I cannae play fitba' fir six weeks cause of this fekkin' stookie.

Translation : If you break your ankle, save the bother of going to hospital by simply using your wank sock as a plaster cast.


Shetland
The place for the letter S today is Shetland, also called the Shetland Islands, is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland that lies north-east of mainland Britain.  

Way back in the eighties during the British recession, my dad had to go away for months on end just to find work.  One of those far away places that Dad went was The Shetland Islands.  When he came back, it was brilliant to hear all the funny stories my dad today of stuffing Puffins down his sleeping colleagues' troozers.

And now a short but interesting history of Shetland.  Love the accents.




19 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Puffins - not just for dinner anymore.

Paula said...

I had a broken leg once. I am so glad I did NOT have to wear a stooky. I understand they are awful!

Brandon Ax said...

Love the picture on the cast or Stookie.

Wrey Swift said...

Sock as a plaster alternative?
How cool! ^◡^

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Wrey Swift said...

Sock as a plaster alternative?
How cool! ^◡^

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Ghadeer said...

I've heard about the Shetland Islands...it looks like one of those places you can go to to clear your head.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Frankie Boyle is hilarious! So, so wrong, but hilarious!

Scarlett Wonderland said...

Haha! I was always pretty sure that plaster casts were just wank socks xx

BamaTrav said...

Huh? Sounds more like it should be like this. "Hey baby, give me a little stookie tonight."

Pat Hatt said...

Any place that can be made fun off like that is sure a place to go.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm thankful I've never needed a stookie.

KrippledWarrior said...

a wanking sock? as in only 1? those darkest jokes were funny

YeamieWaffles said...

Stookie is a word I've never heard before Lass! Despite it being a little close to Snookie it sounds awesome though!

Willow said...

I love Puffins . We have a Shetland Pony ...really we do.

Sam said...

And here I thought Puffins were a myth (jj), so adorable, would love to visit Shetland.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

@Sam They are gorgeous

@Willow those wee Shetland Ponies are adorable.

@Matthew thanx for visiting again.

@KrippledWarrior you have a pair of wanking socks? or a whole drawer?

@L.Diane me too!!! It think I'd drive me insane.

@PatHatt can only be fun, right?

@Bam try it and come report back...

@Scarlett hey, now you know...

@Kellie such a great laugh, though

@Ghadeer Well there is nothing much else to do there unless you take your wank sock with you.

@Wrey lol

@Brandon cool stuff, hey?

@Paula otherwise you would've been scratching yer knee with a knitting needle.

@Ninjalex how you can you THINK of eating those wee cuties??

A Daft Scots Lass said...

@Sam They are gorgeous

@Willow those wee Shetland Ponies are adorable.

@Matthew thanx for visiting again.

@KrippledWarrior you have a pair of wanking socks? or a whole drawer?

@L.Diane me too!!! It think I'd drive me insane.

@PatHatt can only be fun, right?

@Bam try it and come report back...

@Scarlett hey, now you know...

@Kellie such a great laugh, though

@Ghadeer Well there is nothing much else to do there unless you take your wank sock with you.

@Wrey lol

@Brandon cool stuff, hey?

@Paula otherwise you would've been scratching yer knee with a knitting needle.

@Ninjalex how you can you THINK of eating those wee cuties??

JoJo said...

Dying to see the Unst Bus Shelter in the Shetland Islands someday!

Kristen Dyrr said...

Love that photo, and the videos are great! I like your theme for the challenge.

#atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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