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32 words and phrases that mean something different in Scotland

If you live in Scotland - or have Scottish relatives - then you probably know the alternative meaning behind these everyday words.

But if you don’t have links to Scotland, these words and their meanings may not be what you think.

What people outwith Scotland think it means - A small inflatable boat. 'What people in Scotland know it means - To ignore someone.

5. Dinghy

What people outwith Scotland think it means - A small inflatable boat. 'What people in Scotland know it means - To ignore someone.
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What people outwith Scotland think it means - The Baltic sea and surrounding region. 'What people in Scotland know it means - Very cold.

6. Baltic

What people outwith Scotland think it means - The Baltic sea and surrounding region. 'What people in Scotland know it means - Very cold.
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What people outwith Scotland think it means - A darker skin tone caused by the sun. 'What people in Scotland know it means - To drink something fast.

7. Tanning

What people outwith Scotland think it means - A darker skin tone caused by the sun. 'What people in Scotland know it means - To drink something fast.
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What people outwith Scotland think it means - Something that is a short distance away. 'What people in Scotland know it means - A stairwell in a block of flats.

8. Close

What people outwith Scotland think it means - Something that is a short distance away. 'What people in Scotland know it means - A stairwell in a block of flats.
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