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ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:02
Is that wee as in urinate or only wee as in small?
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:03
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I was actually going to clarify then decided no one on rof could possibly be so puerile as to refer to urine :D

ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:04
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U r unwise to make such assumptions.
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:05
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I see now that I was rash
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:09
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You were indeed, d'ye ken?
wango has voted
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:12
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Some sort of natural yoghurt should help clergs
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:18
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Kefir is better
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:19
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Isn't that a South African racial epithet?
SumoKing
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:22
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point of order

is this English people who are stuck in the nightmare dystopia of country v conurb that is modern england

or is this the hordes of refugees who have fled to the last bastion of freedom and reason in the UK and who are merely trying to assimilate in the globally beloved local culture
Osama
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:23
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typically dreich
stardust
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:23
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I feel all Scottish people not speaking Gaelic are culturally appropriating the English language and I'm offended.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:25
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Focáil leat, a chunt Sasanach.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:26
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Yes, I know that's Irish, but I don't know Scottish Gaelic.
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:31
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Most Scottish people never spoke Gaelic - it's a creature of the north west (the old Dalriada)

We spoke the Welsh form of Brythonic

As did your forebears probs, starrers

Well, actually, both of our forebears probably spoke the same language on account of coming across from Europe
#lockuptheorangeclown!
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:33
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Wot dusty said
stardust
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:36
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I had five bears, actually #competitiveancestry
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:37
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Shasanna dúr
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:38
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heh!
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:48
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What about Pictish, Clergs?
Deltus
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:01
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What does "give me a pure riddy" mean?

Is that a Scottish chat-up line?
Queen E is voting LibDem
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:30
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"Most Scottish people never spoke Gaelic"

but they speak it in Outlander so it must be true!
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:32
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it means "embarrasses me", deltus

Picts were more elusive and northernly, reg

QE - I understand that the outlander Gaelic is totes pidgin!
Queen E is voting LibDem
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:37
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they have whole scenes in Gaelic but I am sure it is made up (they don't subtitle it)
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:38
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Clergs, why is the "s" in "shasanna" lenited?
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:40
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to get to the other side?

I meant gòrach Sasannaich ofc
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:44
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Ní féidir liom cúram, a Chlergs. Is Breathnach mé!
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:46
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(Agus Albannach go páirteach tbf)
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:51
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na h-Alba ftw!
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:57
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Níl a fhios agam go bhfuil Gaeilge agat!
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 14:03
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Níl mé Gaeilge ach tá mé na hAlban
Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 14:06
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ps did u know it's Gaelic Twitter Day??
Ukiyo-e
Posted - 20 April 2017 15:07
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Picts are basically the ancestral people who lived in what is now Scotland. The Scots occupied a comparatively small region of the West/ South west to form Dalriada centred in the vicinity of Kilmartin. The Lothians and borders in the East were part of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. A mix of Welsh and other Britons and Anglo-Saxons were in the South West corner. Lots more of the country then than now was uninhabitable and impassable so modern borders are less useful for understanding these regions than an understanding of the sea routes, tarberts and ancient landscape.. The Norwegians later occupied the Orkneys, Shetland, Outer Hebrides, Sutherland and Skye for several hundred years until losing administrative influence about the 13th century.

The Dalriada Scots & Northumbrians have an advantage from historical record purposes in that being more devout Christians they had literate monks amongst them so are chronicled better than the Picts.

The least diluted Pictish region is in the North East where Doric is spoken and used to be viewed as sufficiently different from English as to be a separate language. In the last few years the nationalist Scots language lobby have begun to claim Doric as a dialect of Scots to try to support claims that Scots is a separate language not a dialect of English. The cultural appropriation of Doric allows them add vocabulary that diversifies their definition of "Scots" to make is seem more distinct.

Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 20 April 2017 15:17
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Boak - No English person uses that
Aye right - This is English
Wee - This is English
Gives me a pure riddy - No English person uses that

Clergs (!)
Posted - 20 April 2017 15:23
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Aye right is not English

Boak was used on rof only the other day
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 20 April 2017 15:27
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Aye right. Course it's not luv.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 15:31
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Isn't aye right Geordie?
Lydia
Posted - 20 April 2017 16:46
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I don't recognise aye right as Geordie but I might be wrong.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 16:48
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Are you a Geordie, pet?
old git roundabout
Posted - 20 April 2017 17:42
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look luv, most of the world speaks our entire fvcking language and we aren't in any way offended.
#lockuptheorangeclown!
Posted - 20 April 2017 17:43
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Heh

In some places better than we do
wango has voted
Posted - 20 April 2017 17:51
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*boak*

Was used regularly in Viz from back in the mid 80s
Shami's Chakra botti
Posted - 20 April 2017 18:17
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