"Gunk" [Gunk] Meaning: Shock
...that Ulster-Scots literature also finds expression in the ‘Kailyard’ novel. The term is derived from the Scots ‘kailyaird’ or ‘kailyard’ which means the small cabbage patch (usually adjacent to a cottage).
‘Kailyard’ novels are often criticized for presenting an overly sentimental representation of rural life. The narrative may be in Standard English but the dialogue is usually in Ulster Scots. ‘Kailyard’ novels were frequently serialized in local newspapers.