‘You is aye guddlefankin!’ the Giant shoutit. ‘Dinna be daein it!’
One of the joys of translating The BFG is the chance to create Scots versions of Dahl’s invented words or gobblefunk. Here are some favourite Dahl words in their Scots (guddlefank) versions, and you can find all of them in The GFG !
gowden fantooshter (golden phizzwizard)
words that mean good or delicious
words that mean bad or disgusting
other words used by The GFG
By jingbang! (By gumfrog!)
snashterin (= gobbling)
Find all of Dahl’s original gobblefunk words in the brawsome Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary!