Monday 27 June 2005

Quote of the day

That Cherie Blair is a naughty wee besom
... my mother earlier today.

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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My american ears are now totally confused. I can't hope to pronounce any of that. 
It doesn't help that the mere mention of Scottish accents always makes me think of a chicken saying "thrust!".

7 July 2005, 17:39:14 GMT+01:00
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David Farrer
I would say it's pronounced "bizzim" here.

30 June 2005, 21:12:32 GMT+01:00
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David Wildgoose
Interesting. I live in Sheffield, practically the middle of England and yet WE use "besom" as in "naughty besom", typically when referring in an indulgent manner towards children or pets, (not gender specific though). 
Assuming it's the same word of course, I've never seen how it's spelt, it's pronounced "beezum".

30 June 2005, 20:17:24 GMT+01:00
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Greedie Boot!

28 June 2005, 12:58:12 GMT+01:00
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And my grannie might well have added in this case 'Hell mend her!'

28 June 2005, 12:51:33 GMT+01:00
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Stuart Dickson
That is a very popular adjective in our family too, as in: "The wee besom!"

28 June 2005, 12:02:19 GMT+01:00