Merida's Scottish Slang

Merida's Scottish Slang

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Updated Aug 14, 2018 at 02:36PM EDT by Matt.

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Merida's Scottish Slang refers to a series of tweets and jokes based on a scene from the trailer for the 2018 animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet. In the scene, the character Merida from the Pixar film Brave vents in a thick Scottish brogue, which none of the other characters understand.

Origin

On August 11th, 2018, the official Twitter[1] account for IMDb tweeted a trailer for the film Ralph Breaks the Internet. In the trailer, there is a scene in which a group of Disney Princesses have a conversation. However, when Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) offers her opinion no one can understand.




That day, Twitter user @LizzRobinett tweeted the clip and translated: "I gave my mom a cake, she turned into a big bear. My old man tries to do her in. If that’s not a pure mess, I don’t know what is." The post (shown below) received more than 91,000 retweets and 253,000 likes in three days.




Spread

Following the release of the trailer, people online began posting screen captures of the moment and adding different captions that imitate the accent.

Twitter[2] user @AshokaTheBear tweeted, "Ye ever wanty just wrap yersel up in tin foil nice and cosy and then just fucking get right inty the microwave and blow yersel up tae fuck." The post (shown below, left) received more than 43,000 retweets and 138,000 likes in two days.

Twitter[3] user @Pugz_T responded to the tweet with "Whit is it wae the auld yins who think they can cut in line when you’ve been waiting on the bus for an hour in baw changing weather but they show up and cut in front, yer auld, no dieing, just cause he got that fancy pass you think you can cut me, naw." Within 24 hours, the tweet (shown below, center) received more than 500 retweets and 2,600 likes.

The following day, Twitter[4] user @Monk3yswithGuns tweeted, "YE CANNAE BREAK TE LAWS OF PHYUSUCS JUM." The post (shown below, right) received more than 580 retweets and 2,800 likes in 24 hours.

On August 12th, Twitter[5] published a Moments page on the reaction to the meme.


"Ye ever wanty just wrap yersel up in tin foil nice and cosy and then just f------ get right inty the microwave and blow yersel up tae f---" ap ueen "Whit is it wae the auld yins who think they can cut in line when you've been waiting on the bus for an hour in baw changing weather but they show up and cut in front, yer auld, no dieing, just cause he got that fancy pass you think you can cut me, naw" 05 ap ueen YE CANNAE BREAK TE LAWS OF PHYUSUCS JUM ap ueen

Various Examples


Why dae folk ask babies stupid s---- lit "Ur getting big arent ye?" As if the wee c---- gony be like aye Moira yer spot on am oan the protein ueen "The police came tae ma door and told me my dugs were chasing people on bikes ma dugs don't even have bikes" ap ueen "Never understood why acts at festivals shout 'are you ready?' aye two seconds pal a needty tie my lace pause the tunes" ap ueen
"Imagine ye going for a nice meal n this wee cow starts her s----" ap ueen "maw bought aldi shower gel that smells like fairy liquid so I've been cutting about all day smelling like a f------ plate." effin perfect ap ueen Asked the burd in Krispy kremes for 5 Nutella donuts and she says "have you got any nut allergies" aye pal I'm planning suicide by donut ap ueen

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