Monday, June 11, 2012

Pixar's Brave Scottish Glossary!

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As you know Brave comes out in less than 3 weeks, so we thought we would prepare ourselves with a little Scottish "proper" language.  Get the kids and see how many of these Scottish words you know.  Have the kids make up sentences using as many words and phrases as they can.  This glossary is rather lengthy but, it made us laugh out loud!!  Have fun :D


GLOSSARY
A story set in Scotland would be jiggery pokery without its share of Scottish words and phrases. And crivens, “Brave” has plenty! But it would all be for naught unless accompanied by a proper glossary, so here goes…

AUTOCHTHONOUS  =  Indigenous, native
v  Taught to filmmakers by Emma Thompson (voice of Queen Elinor), who used it to describe “Brave’s” Castle Dunbroch because it appears to have grown right out of the earth.
BLUE WODE  =  A blue dye extracted from a cabbage-type plant used by inhabitants of ancient Scotland to paint their bodies
v  Lord MacGuffin and Young MacGuffin paint their bodies in blue wode to proclaim that they are ready for battle at any moment.

BRAE Hill
BUNCH OF GALOOTS
Many fools
·         galoot = clumsy, oafish person

CARNYX
A Celtic trumpet with a bell shaped like a boar’s head. Held vertically so it can be heard in large crowds, a carnyx was used during wartime to send troops into battle.
v  In “Brave,” it signals the start of the Highland Games.

CRIVENS, YOU’RE FIERCE
Wow! You’re cool or ferocious or tough!
·         crivens = expression of surprise or shock

DANCING TATTY BOGLE
·         tatty = shabby, cheap
·         bogle, boggle or bogill = ghost or folkloric being

DORIC
A dialect from the Aberdeenshire region in Scotland
v  Elgin native Kevin McKidd (voice of MacGuffin and Young MacGuffin), who learned Doric from his grandfather, proposed to filmmakers for Young MacGuffin to speak the incomprehensible dialect in “Brave.”

DREADFUL COLLYWOBBLE
Unwanted stomachache or a bad case of the nerves
         collywobbles = upset stomach; intestinal disturbances or a feeling of apprehension
FOR NAUGHT  =  For no reason

FINISH WHAT HE GUDDLED IN THE FIRST PLACE
Fix, clean up or otherwise remedy something that’s been horribly mishandled. - guddle = make a mess of it

GAMY SPELL  =  An unfortunate bit of magic  ( gamy = bad)

GLEN  =  Small, narrow, secluded valley

GOOGLY OLD HAG
Outlandish, unattractive senior -  googly = strange, odd

GIANT HAVING A JIGGER IN THE BLUEBELLS
Similar to Dancing Tatty Bogle, something that’s absurd or fantastical

HAGGIS
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 potatoes).

HIGHLAND GAMES
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.

JIGGERY POKERY  =  Nonsense

JINGS CRIVENS HELP MA BOAB  =  Oh my!
Exclamation of bewilderment or exasperation

KILT
A pleated and draped tartan fabric garment worn by Scottish men
v  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.

LASS = Girl
LAD = Boy

LOCH = Lake

MANKY DOGS  =  Unsavory person or being  ( manky = dirty, worthless or in bad taste)

MICHTY ME = Wow! Holy cow! An exclamation of surprise, shock or being overwhelmed
NUMPTY  =  Useless individual
NUT ‘EM   =  Head-butt ‘em

SCAFFY WITCH  =  A tricky or slick being with magical powers

SCARED SIMPERIN’ JACKANAPES
Belittling description of a goofy and unworthy opponent
·         simpering = silly smile
·         jackanape =  an insulting reference to a monkey or ape; a braggart; a mischievous child

SCUTTLE THE VIKING LONGSHIPS  =  Sink Viking ships by making holes in the bottom
STUFF HER GOB  =  Eat with abandon
TARTAN  =  specially designed woven fabric that identifies a clan.

TOSSING CABERS
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 )
TUMSHIE  =  Turnip… or foolish person. Or both.
WEE  =  Small

WE’LL BILE YUR HEED WAE DUMPLIN’ BREED; TAE MAKE AN URSINE STEW
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
v  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.

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

 Opens on June 22, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Information courtesy of Disney and Pixar, giggles of course are all yours!

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