Skive is one of my favourite Scots words. I'm not sure if it's used down south too?
It worries me that it just took ten minutes of head-scratching to remember that the Australian verb for skipping school is to "wag". I need a trip home before I forget our language completely!
Really need to write a proper entry; just been sideswiped by a cold and a frozen, unreachable savings account. Hope you are well and groovy!
ETA: Play hooky! That's what you Americans call it. Thanks for reminding me.