Collins Scottish Words: A wee guide to the Scottish language

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HarperCollins UK, May 27, 2010 - Foreign Language Study - 192 pages
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This guide to Scots is a perfect buy for anyone who is intrigued by the expressive Scots language. Besides explaining the meaning of Scottish words and phrases, it also contains features about aspects of Scottish culture from the bagpipes to William Wallace.

This wee guide to Scots is essential for those interested in one of the UK’s most fascinating dialects, and is a lively introduction for those scunnered by the vocabulary used north of the border.

Scots has a rich history and is spoken all the way from the bothies and braes of the Hielands to the hoatching howfs of Auld Reekie. This guide not only picks the best of the bunch, but also contains the stories behind the words and informative articles on Scottish culture.

So, if you don’t want to get into a guddle, or are simply feeling gallus, then this book is a must. Dinna be dauntit: learn to blether awa’ in Scots!

 

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Fred MacAulay is a broadcaster and comedian. His popular radio show MacAulay and Co has been running on BBC Radio Scotland since 1997 and is a national institution.

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