Rip yer jaw

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Rip yer jaw

A term used by Scottish neds when threatening to slash your face with a knife.


Haw Chunt - if you look at ma burd ah'll rip yer jaw.
Do not look at my girlfriend or I'll use this knife on you.

Extra Info

The threat to rip yer jaw is not usually a serious threat of actual violence using a knife.

It should be considered as a generic threat involving usually only a punch on the nose.


Maist sensible Scottish folk realise that carrying a knife is stupid and using it on someone will result in a spell in the pokey - and quite right too.