I earnestly commend the most excellent Scottish word shooglie, especially to those in the USA.
Of particular interest might be the expression his jacket's hanging on a shooglie peg, which means he's a great danger of getting fired.
Shooglie means shaky, which is an undesirable thing in a coat peg, chair leg, or any means of transport (a Glasgow tram:
is nicknamed a shooglie.) (Photo by Kim Traynor)
But if you have a shoogle (yes, I do mean shoogle) then you might be dancing (though probably not very well), or rocking a baby, or rearranging your ornaments.
Shooglie and shoogle: both lovely words, and I can't think however we managed without them.
Thing Not To Be Today: shooglie. This word might well be something to do with the German schaukeln, to shake.