But these are part of the normal language here in Scotland just as wee =
little - in fact I have never heard another title for a "clippie" - it is a
clippie a brick-layer (not a mason) = is a brickie.
And you for example are a sweetie
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Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: Johnny Groat's House
As Goss says > > Common examples are ... > postie - mailman (Postie¦s Jig) > brickie - mason > wifie - woman with shopping bags > workie - any worker > manie - small man > heidie - head master > groupie - afficianado or fan of a group > roadie - porter for a rock group > kiltie - highlander, or kilt wearer > clippie - ticket taker on a bus > etc. > > Personally, I would discourage this trend in dance > names as it can be confusing, and redundant names my > exist for different dances.
Mackie for Mackey :))
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