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Rab Wilson promotes the tradition of Scots language

Duration: 03:31

Rab Wilson relates his use of Scots to his East Ayrshire upbringing and his time working in coal mines. He notes that if you "ask people to write in Scots, they wouldn’t be able to do it." He explains the derivation of the words 'mawdelit' and 'maun dae'. 'Mawdelit' is an unusual word as it specifically means feigning an illness in order to not go to a court appearance. 'Maun Dae' relates to an anecdote about a hammer which is equal to the task in hand.

Available since: Mon 26 Nov 2012

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Blethering Scots 1

Celebrating the warmth, wit and grit of the Scots language from 'fankle' to 'stramash'.

First broadcast: 20 Jun 2011

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