"TWA bridies, a plen ane in an ingin ane an a." *
If you find this hard to understand, spare a thought for the foreign students coming to enrol at Abertay University in Dundee.
A new guide published by the university authorities warns them that they may not be able to understand the accents of their lecturers. It admits it may take them weeks to become attuned to Dundonian English.
University officials are advising undergraduates to watch Scottish films and listen to Scottish radio before they arrive so they are not bamboozled by the Tayside dialect.
The warning is posted on Abertay's online guide to living and studying in Dundee.
It states: "The Scottish accent is regional and can be stronger in some areas. It will normally take a couple of weeks for your ear to become attuned to the accent."
The guide then attempts to reassure international students, saying: "Lecturers at the university are from all around the world so they may not necessarily have a Scottish accent."
Abertay spokesman Kevin Coe said fears over language barriers were common among overseas students.
"We would advise people to watch Scottish films or listen to Radio Scotland online before they arrive so they can introduce themselves to the way people speak English here."
* Translation: "Two meat pasties, a plain one and an onion one as well."