HAUD YER WHEESHT
OOR WULLIE Artist: Cheryl Reid Sponsor: GPH Builders Merchants Location: Garioch Heritage Centre 13.
Jay Lafferty Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, Theatre Royal, Dumfries, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, Mon, Tue, Thur Wheesht
is the follow-up to the Scottish comedian's debut show, Besom, which ranked number five in the top 10 comedy shows at the Fringe in 2017.
Bogging Not very nice Pure dead brilliant Really good Geein me the boak Making me feel sick The morra In the morning Pure baltic Very cold Greetin Crying or complaining Shut yer geggy Be quiet A wee blether Someone who likes to talk a lot Wheesht
A call for silence Crabbit Grumpy.
Sometimes it's better to haud yer wheesht
until the dust has settled, rather than stir it up.
Bronwen also has a few from Scottish husband Stan: bubbly jock (a turkey), pluke (spot), wabbit (very tired or worn out), wheesht
(be quiet) and eejit (idiot).
We had the Beast from the East but when it comes to our national team it's the Wheesht
from the South East.
I'm not talking about the irritatingly ubiquitous 'Keep Calm and Carry On' and its myriad of variants, though I do like the pithy Glaswegian version 'Och wheesht
and get oan wae it' (Translation: Stop moaning and just get on with it).
Some folk don't know when to haud their wheesht
, to stay silent and neither spread gossip nor comment on things that could turn into hearsay.
"I think they should au haud their wheesht
aboot that man.
Politicians, of course, find it harder than normal people to haud their wheesht
But hold your wheesht
a while now.What's all this breast-beating hogwash ab out Europe?
The man who could begin a poem with a line such as `For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love' or `Batter my heart, three-person'd God' might surely write, `Get over yourself, three-person'd God' or `For God's sake, hauld yer wheesht
, and let me love', which is how my father might have put it, had he been inclined to put anything much at all.