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‘heid’ pronounced ‘heed’, is how we say ‘head’ in these parts, and so the headmaster at school was simply known as ‘the heidie’ or in this more ominous case ‘the heid’
Which is fine when you know its short for heidmaster, but on your first horrific day at school when you don’t understand what on earth is happening, the panic-stricken cries of ’ The Heid’s Comin’ can traumatize you for life. I mean the thought of a giant head floating through the door was horrific, its pure money in the bank to my psychologist.
and here i go, the naive wide-eyed little blighter on his first day at school -pre ‘heid’, no sign here that in ten years time i will be wheeled screaming into high school in a hannibal lecter suit.