Examples of yaldi
Examples of yaldi
Where does yaldi come from?
Yaldi is distinctly Scottish slang, but its origins are somewhat uncertain. It came into use sometime at least by the mid-2000s. It’s possible that the word comes from a mispronunciation of the 19th- century Scottish slang laldy.
Laldy originally means “a beating,” but it is often used in the expression give it laldy, or “do something enthusiastically.” One suggestion is that yaldi might be a combination of yes and laldy to express lots of enthusiasm.
Canny wait for Saturday all be geein it yaldi
— Conor Young (@ConorYoungg) August 23, 2017
Yaldi is often used as an expression of joy and happiness on its own, sort of like Hooray! or Yaas! It can also be used in the expression give it yaldi, like give it laldy, meaning “do something with a great deal of vigor,” particularly when it comes to singing or dancing.
As an exile living in England, I still use Scots words, much to the natives confusion. If not used a language will die, so keep gaein it laldy
— Ian Greenhill (@greenhill_ian) November 27, 2018
Who uses yaldi?
The expression yaldi and give it yaldi are closely associated with Scotland and the city of Glasgow especially.
One can use yaldi to express joy or happiness about anything, but particularly about winning in sports. A 2015 article from The Scotsman noted a podcast guest screamed out Yaldi! after his association football team scored.
last official working day of the semester #yaldi
— Joe Quinn (@chiefinkorea) December 6, 2018
Geeing it yaldi on guitar hero.
— Aidan (@AidanYea) May 27, 2012
Originating in the early 200s, yaldi is a favorite of younger Scots.
Thank you Hannah! I hope you join us very soon. As we say in Iceland; “frelsið er yndislegt” or “freedom is lovely” – or as you say in Scotland: YALDI
— Þórhildur Sunna (@sunnago) December 2, 2018
There is also a line of candy from Glasgow named Yaldi with very Scottish-sounding treats such as Buckie Creams available in Braw Bottles.