Sir Jackie Stewart shares his favourite Scots words.
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Well, I suppose my favourite Scots word would be "jiggered".
How you spell it is another matter because I'm dyslexic
but I think it's, I think it's J...
E... R... E... D.
"Jiggered." That looks like it.
Three-time Formula One champion and all-time motor racing legend
Sir Jackie Stewart
is one of Scotland's best-loved sports personalities.
In my motor racing days I'd lose about seven,
maybe sometimes eight pounds in weight, just being dehydrated.
Coming out of a Formula One car after a race - I'd be jiggered.
Sir Jackie has been more jiggered than most people.
In 1966, whilst giving it laldy at the Belgian Grand Prix,
he came off the track.
Well, I had an accident when it was heavy rain and we had aquaplaning -
that means the water is so thick that the tyres don't go through the water,
they go over the water,
and then therefore the car is no longer in contact with Mother Earth.
And I went off the road, and I hit a telegraph pole,
I hit a woodcutter's hut.
I broke a collarbone, some ribs and I also had a back injury. So...
I was pretty jiggered!
When you are jiggered you can't do the things you normally do.
Sometimes you got to sit down more than you can walk, you're scunnered.
Now, who outside of Scotland would understand the word "scunnered"?
But, then again, it's enormously graphic,
it's a really strong word,
but it just says how badly you've been affected by something.
Sir Jackie won his first Formula One championship in 1969
but success and fame wasn't always part of his life.
Well, I grew up, of course, in Dumbarton...
..I went to the Dumbarton Academy do for my schooling
but, unfortunately, I was dyslexic and nobody understood that.
So, I was called a dunderheid, "You're a dunderheid,"
because I couldn't read or write correctly.
It wasn't nice at the time but, I suppose,
that drove me in sport to go and want to reach a higher level.
Sir Jackie went on to win an incredible 27 Grand Prix
and received his knighthood in 2001 for services to motor racing.
Suddenly I was good at something. I was no longer a dunderheid.
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