Upon arriving in Scotland, I was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of sunshine. Saturday was even more beautiful than Thursday, which was ideal for walking around Edinburgh. However, the weather was dramatically different on Friday and every other day since consisting of "liquid sunshine" as the Scots like to say.
On Thursday, I had fish and chips for first time which was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of nationalities in Edinburgh. It evident in the shops and restaurants. Chinese, Italian, Mexican and Indian food is common.
The terminology here is quite different from our own. Chips are what we refer to as french fries. Crisps are what we refer to as chips. Take away is what we call "to go" at restaurants. Elevators are called lifts. Instead of seeing signs "For rent or lease", the signs read "To Let". Instead of saying excuse me, locals typically say pardon. Thank you is sometimes said as "too kind". Brilliant is a commonly used term here as well. Numpty is a term used for a slacker or lazy person. Bathrooms are simply referred to as toilets. Instead of saying great, they say grand. Hello is typically said as hiya and goodbye is typically said as cheers. Lines are called queues. Yes is said as aye. Insects are called beasties, lol. Small is called wee. Small homes are crofts. Poor housing is referred to as CHAVs (Council Housed and Violent). Apartments are called flats. Feces is called jobbies (understandably, lol).