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Lydya Bhinn Posted 9th Mar 2015, 03:09pm
 
QUOTE (john.mcn @ 1st Mar 2015, 03:52pm) *
clootie dumpling was wrapped up in a cloth/cloot to boil from what i remember

Yon dumpling wis in achtual fackt a Xmas pudding which was wrapt in an auld vest ( it hud tae be an auld yin tae gie it othintisity) It wis then bilied in a washing copper, nae machines in yon daes, an wis stuffed wi silver thruppnies an sixpinces, that ye could brek yer teeh oan and served tae weans at xmas wi watery custard. Ye couldnae yaes the vest again as it smelt o' rasins an sinnamon. Us Guvin weans loved it.
ktv Posted 2nd Mar 2015, 11:15am
 
QUOTE (ashfield @ 1st Mar 2015, 04:41pm) *
Again from the Oxford, the origin of the word "clothes"

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so thatl be a yes then?

Glasgow Guest Posted 1st Mar 2015, 04:28pm
 
QUOTE (ktv @ 1st Mar 2015, 03:34pm) *
haha

so when people sing "bring doon the cloot bring doon the cloot" a big wooly jumper comes down?

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ashfield Posted 1st Mar 2015, 04:24pm
 
QUOTE (ktv @ 1st Mar 2015, 03:34pm) *
haha

so when people sing "bring doon the cloot bring doon the cloot" a big wooly jumper comes down?

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Again from the Oxford, the origin of the word "clothes"

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before 900; Middle English; Old English clāthas, plural of clāth cloth
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john.mcn Posted 1st Mar 2015, 03:35pm
 

clootie dumpling was wrapped up in a cloth/cloot to boil from what i remember
ktv Posted 1st Mar 2015, 03:17pm
  haha

so when people sing "bring doon the cloot bring doon the cloot" a big wooly jumper comes down?

ohmy.gif
bilbo.s Posted 28th Feb 2015, 05:23pm
 
QUOTE (ashfield @ 28th Feb 2015, 04:26pm) *
From the Oxford dictionary



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bilbo.s Posted 28th Feb 2015, 05:19pm
 
QUOTE (ktv @ 28th Feb 2015, 03:14pm) *
a cloot is any piece of cloth

it means never hang your washing out till the end of may



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ashfield Posted 28th Feb 2015, 03:09pm
  From the Oxford dictionary

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Definition of ne'er cast a clout till May be out in English:
proverb Do not discard your winter clothes until summer has fully arrived.
[With reference either to the month of May or to the blossom of the may or hawthorn, which blooms in May]
ktv Posted 28th Feb 2015, 01:57pm
  a cloot is any piece of cloth

it means never hang your washing out till the end of may
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