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A brammer of a question

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:20 pm
by Hugo
A forthcoming bye-election was described to be a brammer.

I know what is meant but I cannot define the meaning of brammer!

Can anyone help?

Re: A brammer of a question

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:40 pm
by nelmit
Hugo wrote:A forthcoming bye-election was described to be a brammer.

I know what is meant but I cannot define the meaning of brammer!

Can anyone help?
Oh good some practise for my new job.:D
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Normally I think it would be used for something that is 'very good' or 'excellent' but in this case 'important' might be a better translation.

Regards,
Annette

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:55 am
by Hugo
I doubt it is a Weegie word since I recall it from my Ayrshire youth.

The meaning is more akin to 'intensely fought with a close result' so in that sense 'important'.

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:15 am
by AndrewP
The quote in full is found on The Scotsman website.

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/We39l ... 5734866.jp
The Scotsman website wrote:ALEX Salmond predicted yesterday that the fight for Glasgow North East would be a "brammer of a by-election with a monster result" as he launched his party's campaign in the constituency.
In this context I would define brammer as momentous occasion. I take it to mean that he expects the by-election to be a momentous occasion for his party.

All the best,

AndrewP

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:49 pm
by joette
I would define a Brammer as something out of the ordinary & hard fought.
"He had a brammer of a black eye".

Re: A brammer of a question

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:02 pm
by johnniegarve
I think a Brammer? was a very fancy lock. The best available!