100 Favourite Scottish Words

  • Stock No
  • 56712
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781912147991
  • 1 Author
  • Pauline Cairns Speitel
  • 2 Publisher
  • Luath
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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For over a decade, The Herald has published the Scottish Language Dictionaries' Scots Word of the Week. This wee book gathers 100 of our favourites, showing the breadth and diversity of the Scots language over time, ranging from lesser-known Older Scots to formal language to contemporary slang. Uncover the surprising origins of well-known words such as numpty and wean, discover unusual ones like onding and gowan, and savour evocative gems like Robert Burns' 'blethering, blustering, drunken blellum'.

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