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Abr 28, 2011, 10:00 am

Anybody read (or indeed write) in Lowland Scots? I've created a new group - all we need now is some members!

Editado: Jan 31, 2012, 10:10 am

What a good idea! Sign me up, please, Caroline.

I'm particularly interested in how many Scots words common in the mid-20th Century (my childhood years) survive in common usage today. As you'll well know, some have died because the context no longer exists: for instance, the "jeely piece" – a jam sandwich wrapped in paper and thrown from the upper windows of Leith tenements to children waiting in the "backgreen" so they could continue playing outside until it got dark. On the other hand, "scunnered, glaikit, blootered, stocious and thrawn" are still around, even in cosmopolitan Stockbridge.

Have you got a name for your group?

You can see my Scots books at OldHack.

Kind regards,

Bill Sinclair

Fev 8, 2012, 5:23 pm