Thursday, 25 April 2013

V is for Vino Collapso

"Vino Collapso"

Pronunciation : veen-o-col-ap-so

Definition :  A term for the various makes of cheap wine aka Plonk.

Usage : Feksake, ma heid's nippin this moarnin, shoulda eased up oan the auld vino collapso doon the pub".

Translation :  Wine is sunlight, held together by water.  Whether wine is a nourishment, medicine or poison is a matter of dosage.

Vatersay is an inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Vatersay is also the name of the only village on the island. The island has remains of an Iron Age broch at Dun a' Chaolais overlooking the Sound of Vatersay and nearby is a passage grave dated to the 3rd millennium BC. There is also a Bronze Age cemetery at Treasabhaig south of the heights of Theiseabhal Mòr and a cairn built circa 1000 BC west of the village of Vatersay.  The offshore islet of Biruaslum has a walled fort that may be of Neolithic provenance.

Vatersay Stone


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those are some old ruins.
I'll just skip the cheap wine, thanks.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

We have something called Passion Pop which sounds very similar.

The Glebe Blog said...

The Spanish Costas whole economy depends on aeroplanes arriving from Prestwick, depositing 'Plonkers' who leave any semblance of sanity back in the airport lounge and drinking gallons of Vino Collapso.

(Research based on personal experience)

Pat Hatt said...

All things in moderation, unless you want to poison someone of course.

Andrew Leon said...

It took me a long time to like wine.

YeamieWaffles said...

This is so awesome Lass haha, next time I'm talking about Buckfast I'm going to refer to it as Vino Callapso haha, absolutely love it.

Paula said...


Jai said...

Oh I'm so using Vino Callapso next time my hubbie wants wine.

Jo said...

Never heard of vino collapso, but if you want to try cheap wine, got to Malta, in the 60's they had some stuff which was half a crown a bottle. Real rotgut.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm enjoying a glass of wine right now.

Kristen Dyrr said...

I love reading the usage. I can totally hear it being spoken in my mind. And then the translation just adds to the humor.

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