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Description

Sanjeev Kohli takes a look at Scots expressions which graphically explain our feelings about hunger, anger, disgust and other human emotions. Sanjeev raps using the natural rhythms of the Scots language.
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First broadcast:
24 January 2012

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to illustrate how a writer might explore the imagery and rhythms of language when writing creatively.
Students can investigate the words and phrases the speaker in the clip uses by filling in a pre-prepared grid. In column 1 the words and phrases, ‘boak’, ‘I could eat the scabby head off a wain’, ‘away and boil your head’ and ‘your coat’s on a shoogly peg’ are listed. Students can fill in columns for meaning and suggest three alternatives. Students can then share their alternative suggestions and agree which has the best rhythm or strongest image.