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Old 2nd June 2001, 03:43
Oregonson Oregonson is offline
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keep seeing the expression "hoots man". What does it mean?
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Old 2nd June 2001, 12:34
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It means absolutely nothing, except maybe you're reading something by some Anglo who wants to seem Scottish. It's one of those thinks like "it's a braw bricht moonlit nicht" or "she'll no tak it Captain, she's brakin up!" which Scottish people never actually say. Sorry to disappoint you, especially if you're a trekkie!

If it was something a Scot would say, it would be said "hoots, man!" and would probably mean something like " get outta here, dude!" but it has no real meaning and doesn't exist in our vocabulary.
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Old 3rd June 2001, 04:53
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Unhappy Hoots Man --again?

If the saying Hoots man means nothing, then why is it the first thing I see at this site, http://www.scotweb.co.uk/underthekilt/language.html
and why has my old High School which was founded by Scots, been carrying on a party type celibration with the same name for the last 50 years? still curious Scotty
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Old 3rd June 2001, 11:35
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Perhaps you should ask the webmaster of that site and the authorities at your school?
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Old 3rd June 2001, 14:55
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Oregonson, you know the term "irony"? I think that's what that website is playing about with.

As for the founders of your school, all i can say is that funny things happen to Scots when they emigrate to America. I've seen it before... a guy who would be reasonably normal over here, emigrates and then feels he has to become some sort of walking parody, going to "Highland Games",and using pseudo-scots expressions he wouldnt have dreamed of using at home! His Scottishness makes him a bit of a "celebrity" amongst his colleagues and neighbours and he starts exaggerating it for their amusement and his popularity.

[Edited by T-brox on 4th June 2001 at 20:58]
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Old 21st July 2001, 12:13
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haha.. hoots man is just a really "hilarious" term used by those South of the Borderers to make fun of the Scottish, yes, those English folks are funny?









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Old 22nd July 2001, 19:41
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it means that there's a moose loose aboot this hoose.
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