Man, this country is strange. I've been here over a year now, and with Dave for 2.5 years, and still! Every week Dave says something that I've never heard before. Usually this has a rather hilarious effect on me, rather than a negative one (and makes him even cuter).
The Scots have had a bizarre way of speaking since the beginning, and while it's not all 'Scots' language these days, it's more slang, but I have to admit: I sometimes have to put the subtitles on the telly. When they're speaking English.
I thought it was time to start sharing these gems with the world. Enjoy!
- an utterly silly, foolish, idiotic person.
Etymology: possibly from Scottish English 'numbskull'.
"That wisnae what I meant, ya numpty!"
"Shite! he's dropped the fitba, tha numpty."
Try to use it in a sentence sometime today!