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20 words and phrases you'll remember from the playground if you went to school in Scotland

If you’ve ever asked a friend to chum you to the shop or done a punny then you’ll know these words and phrases well.

Scots language is full of words that have different meanings, with many which are still said now but were mostly heard in the playground or at school. Here are 20 of our favourite...

A punny, short for punishment exercise or lines.

1. Punny

A punny, short for punishment exercise or lines.
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A janitor is, in itself, a word used widely in Scottish schools, but Scottish children often use the abbreviation jannie.

2. Jannie

A janitor is, in itself, a word used widely in Scottish schools, but Scottish children often use the abbreviation jannie.
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Telling on someone or grassing them up to the teacher for doing something they shouldnt.

3. Clipe

Telling on someone or grassing them up to the teacher for doing something they shouldnt.
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To accompany someone, or tag along with them.

4. Chum

To accompany someone, or tag along with them.
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