Lexicographers at the University of Glasgow, who are compiling an online thesaurus of Scots words, say they have tracked down hundreds of quirky, lesser-known ways of describing wintry weather.
"Snaw-pouther" is fine, driving snow, and "spitters" are small drops or flakes of wind-driven rain or snow. A "skelf" is a large snowflake, and "sneesl" means to begin to rain or snow.
For those of you who don’t know: There are technically two languages in Scotland: Scots Gaelic and English.
While Gaelic is a fascinating language, you probably won’t need it if you visit Scotland; English is spoken most everywhere throughout the country.