My workmate, who hails from Lossiemouth in the North of Scotland, uses this expression to suggest someone is confused, incompetent, or inebriated. Can also be used of a female by substituting the word boy with the word quine.
"SCOTLAND has won an international contest to host a cutting-edge operation which aims to transform the way companies run major projects around the world and is expected to create about 200 jobs at an iconic site near Glasgow." Hi-tech inward investment on course to create 200 jobs
"This is cruder stuff than I usually go for. Abstruse financial analysis provides a more satisfying jolt of fright, dread, and incomprehension. One god-awful prediction that dances through my head at three in the morning is the “coming dollar debasement trade,�? which will happen when the Chinese and the rest of the world give up, en masse, on our currency as a reserve. The leading nightmare peddlers see it as nothing less than the end of civilized America." Pessimism Porn nymag
The previous management, led by Sir Fred Goodwin - who is now retired with a £700,000-a-year pension - presided over a massive expansion of so-called "structured trades". These are huge deals across national borders, to make profit out of tax avoidance. They are not illegal, but secretively exploit gaps in different countries' tax laws.
Mar 13, 2009
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