Words and Phrases
in a fank

“in a fank”

Meaning:

in a tangle / knotted

In Literature:

Excerpt from Tha Palace o tha Cowans by BBC Tellytales - translated by Ulster-Scots Language Society

Heerd ye ava whut a fushin net helt - o cowans no tae be selt?
O a day did daw whan a fushermon braw near taen a cowan tae it wun awa,
wi tha net in a fank; an it styed gye ticht
tae tha fushermon redd it richt!


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