THE Scottish language has a long list of words and expressions where the second part echoes the first.
We take a look at 27 of the most entertaining - and uniquely Scottish - examples.
Catter-Batter - A quarrel or a dispute.
Clitter-Clatter - Particularly noisy and animated talk and chatter, a clattering noise, often confused and senseless conversation.
Currie-Wurrie - A dispute which ends in violence.
Diddle-Daddle - To waste or take your time. A lot of faffing about with little to show for it.
Feery-Farry - a fight.
Fick-Facks - A fiddling, finicking or tedious piece of work, a fuss about nothing.
Gilly-Gawkie - a foolish young person, usually referring to a female.
Haggerty-Taggerty - In a ragged state.
Glim-Glam - Another name for the childhood game Blind Man’s Buff. Haggle-Baggle - A dispute over prolonged bargaining by someone having a hard time accepting the terms of a bargain.
Hickertie-Pickertie - Another phrase for Higgledy-Piggedly meaning confusion and disorder.
Hiddie-Giddie - Topsy turvy.
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Hingum-Tringum - To be in low spirits / worthless, a dodgy character.
Hinkie-Pinkie - a Scottish description of a weak beer.
Hirrie-Harrie - An outcry after catching a thief. The Scottish equivalent of ‘Stop thief!’
Hish-Hash - Being in a mess or a muddle.
Hockerty-Cockerty - A phrase meaning to sit on another person’s shoulders.
Hodge-Podge - A very thick soup.
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Hudderie-Dudderie - To have a scruffy and unkempt appearance.
Hurry-Burry - To feel harassed, can also mean a dispute / rumpus.
Mixter-maxter - To be in a chaotic and jumbled up state.
Pitter-Patter - To recite words quickly without giving them the careful thought and time they deserve.
Snochter-Dichter - A Scottish phrase meaning handkerchief.
Tirr-Wirr - To speak in an angry fashion.
Too-Hoo - A useless person.
Trittle-Trattle - Rubbish.
Yiff-Yaff - A small, puny, insignificant creature given to idle chatter.