(pərˈdʒɪŋk) ,




Scot prim or finicky
[C19: of unknown origin]
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At our splendid Williamson, on Slatey Road, in our crusty old pie of a town, a perjink lady, dressed like a tennis club secretary, was gazing at a multi-coloured offering of indefinite design.
Sharin the honours in the individual category were Erin Smith an Andrew Saunders baith homin in on rural life, Andrew wi 'The Big Hoose' on the days o the laird an the common fowk wi twa lassies actin up weel on a hurl tae the laird's hoose, een refusin tae hae ony trock wi the perjink gentry - 'I'm a teuchter an prood o't'.
The language is nicely balanced between correct but less well known Scots words (oxters, scrieve, perjink) and the Scots which is more a representation of the accent (speylt, meeserable, freend) meaning that is not too intimidating for those less familiar with the language.
IHAD been talking to our 13-year-old son about the best balm for chilblains, when an itch of sufficient intensity to have stirred a moan from a fibreglass Buddha erupted on the middle toe of my left foot - causing me to pause for an urgent scratch outside the sandstone wall guarding a perjink garden, where a winter bird was pecking at nuts in the tiny webbed bag left dangling from a pear tree.
It has also been suggested that the word is an alteration either of PERJINK adj.
The Hudson River had done the work of the treacherous Clyde estuary where his great-aunts retired, after they sold their dress shop, to a trim bungalow in a perjink sandy seaside garden.
could As the train shuddered to a halt at the next station, I noticed the perjink fellow sitting across the aisle.
But the perjink chap in the dogcollar approaching Liverpool Cathedral's book shop isn't like that; no visions, no miracles, no strange encounters, no bright light on the Damascus Road for him, just a lot of thinking and talking.
"Gosh, the wonders of nature," I whispered to myself, before spotting the perjink chap sitting opposite her, who carried his 63 or so years on an enviably rigid frame, despite a slight greying of his eyebrows.
Lancashire wrote about 200 episodes of the Street and then, in 1965, he wrote its only spin-off, Pardon the Expression, which followed the move of Leonard Swindley (the perjink haberdasher) to a department store where he was assistant manager.
On top of all these, however, we have the men who tuck their feet into the slippers and some perjink types even use a shoe horn for this exercise.