Sanjeev Kohli arrived in Scotland when he was 3 . Although he appreciated that his father wanted him to learn Punjabi, he feels learning Scots would have helped him to compete more successfully in the playground. He owes a debt to the comic strip "Oor Wullie", which taught him helpful Scots phrases like "help ma boab." He philosophises that Scots use language to “explode pomposity” and to express their very down-to-earth view of the world.
This clip could open up a debate about language and its potential as a weapon. The examples here could be compared with Shakespearian insults.
Develop the link made to the 'Oor Wullie' comic strip, or to 'The Broons', both examples of the graphic depiction of the Scots language. Students could then write and draw their own comic strip story, using Scots words and insults.