Tom's Top Tale - made up place names
A slightly convoluted tale from Fiona Mackay, on the subject of made-up place names...and what smell personifies Scotland. She says this:
"On journeys up north we used to distract ourselves as children from my father's appalling driving by making up place names with the same prefix as other places. Inver was a favourite- think it meant "mouth of the river" So we had Invera penny and Invera pound , Invera hot dog , Invera dump/slash Inverbein ripped aff? Eh?
The other one was "ard" Ardmental Ardcrappy Arddays night, Ardcheese Ardcookie Ardweird Whatever the character of the town we had an ard or inver to match it.
Smell of Scotland? Kelp in Tobermory Marina and smoke and beer in a famous Mull pub- I was immersed in it a few days ago. Other than that the smell of a chunky Scottish bloke-oh no it's the mentalpause again! I digress. Loving show stretched out under mackerel sky on deck...
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