Gore tex test day.

28th February 2015

We don’t get a lot of wet days over here but today was one. Good for our Gore-Tex testing though! Some snow at higher levels but otherwise wet. Looks like we’ll get a mix of snow and rain tonight but a cooler day tomorrow.

The SAIS are part of the Gore-Tex test team, worked well today.

The SAIS are part of the Gore-Tex test team, worked well today.

Unimpressed with the minging weather, give them heavy snow any day.

Unimpressed with the ‘minging’ weather, give them heavy snow any day.

Certainly common in eastern Scotland, where the final g isn’t pronounced (minginn) (and probably n.e. England) since at least the 1950’s. Something unsavoury, or long past its best.

Only in the past 5 years has the rest of the UK cottoned on to this wonderful word
I didn’t change my underpants for a week, and they are now minging
by peter mckellican June 16, 2006

very bad or unpleasant.
“the weather was minging”



Comments on this post

  • Calum Munro
    3rd March 2015 12:15 pm

    What brilliant service you provide! Avalanche forecasts, great pictures of avalanche poodles and now erudite explanations of language and its usage.

    Thank you for the work – joking apart it is really appreciated.


    • scairngormsadmin
      3rd March 2015 4:54 pm

      Thanks Calum. Glad your finding it useful. You’ve got a great surname for a Mountaineer! Any relation to the big man?

  • Ruaridh McIntyre
    7th March 2015 3:11 am

    I wouldn’t say that minging is an East Coast word. I can remember using it as a child growing up in Glasgow.
    Great service you are providing – many thanks!

    • scairngormsadmin
      7th March 2015 4:03 pm

      Thanks Ruaridh. I had no idea it is an East coast word.However it says so on the inter web so must be true!?

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