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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2003 (January-June) » "Skatchuda"!? « Previous Next »

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Mike (68.168.83.24 - 68.168.83.24)
Posted on Monday, January 06, 2003 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

During a discussion of old locally used words and phrases,the term or expression "skatchuda" came up.
It is used as a derogatory exclamation towards or about someone who is being greedy in one way or another.
It's been mentioned that it may have originated from irish,but noone new exactly from where-it is after all a very old expression,almost forgotten and losing its appeal now,really.
Anyway, I came up with "S'cuidiú d'eo.", short for "Is cuidiú duit seo.",if said sarcastically to mean "There's help for you!".An example being."You haven't seen your brother in ten years and you won't even buy him a beer!Skatchuda!"
Something says to me that it might also be used toward a lazy person, as in "I'm trying to lift this heavy box and he's just standing there.Skatchuda!"
Is there any validity to this at all? It's really all in fun, but it would still be cool to find out.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh roimh ré!
Maidhc.

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