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A small group of islands north east of mainland scotland and has the most northernly point in britain, mucka flugga.

It is the indenigious home of the shetland ponies and Aly Bain ( fiddler ). They also have awesome football teams.
shetland isnt a word for calling someone small. it be a place
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Shetland - a person of short stature and quite good looking.

In other words, short and rideable.

Originating from Shetland Pony.
Tracey: Hey check out that guy.
Sara: He's too short for me.

Tracey: No way, that guy's a Shetland!
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A small peice of land lost in the middle of the North Sea beteen Scotland and Norway. Famous for: Sheep, ponies, wooly jumpers, puffins, Salmon, Ally Bain.

In the Winter its dark, windy and cold and they celebrate the 'Up-Helly-Aa' festival, or 'Transvestite Tuesday' as it is more commonly known. The constant darkness means the locals never know when its time to stop drinking.

In the summer they celebrate the 'Simmer Dim'. An excess of daylight means the locals never know when its time to stop drinking.

Also used to describe someone who is inbred.
that man has 6 fingers, must be from Shetland
by islandphilosopher December 09, 2010
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A group of islands north of Scotland just above Orkney. Not as good and generally just a hilly, heathery shitehole.
Imagine going to Shetland instead of Orkney, that would be worse than a sentence at alcatraz.
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Very windy islands north of Aberdeen
John: Going to shetland in the holidays
Jack: but its windy
John: i ken
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Defecating. Having a poo.
I'm just going to the Shetlands.

Mate, I've been to the Shetlands so much today I must be clocking up bare frequent flyer miles

Often shortened to just 'shetty'
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