TAE CURE STYES

Frae: R. De Bruce Trotter, Galloway Gossip (1901), p. 127

WEANS, an grown folk too, whiles, affen taks Styes on the eelids, an they’r whiles verra sair an fashious.

The wey tae cure them’s tae gang tae the Wutch in the mornin afore ye get yer breakfast, an she taks nine prods fae a berry buss, an points them yin by yin at the stye, an throws them yin by yin ower her left shouther, an in three days the stye’s cure’t.

A hae seen them cure’t this wey myself.

Hordeolum’s the Doctors’ name for a Stye.

TAE STOP BLUIDIN

TAE CURE THE JAUNDICE

Partial Glossar

Definitions frae DSL (links are tae the relevant entries).

  • Wean ‘A child.’ [WEAN]
  • Whiles ‘Sometimes, at times, occasionally.’ [WHILES]
  • Fashious ‘Troublesome, annoying, irksome; of a task, tricky, ticklish.’ [FASHIOUS]
  • Prod ‘A thorn, prickle.’ [PROD]
  • Shouther ‘Shoulder.’ [SHOUDER]