Susan Calman takes to the stage at a comedy club and explains how Scots words can be funny. She enlists a showroom dummy to help provide Scots names for body parts. Susan pokes fun at herself and claims to be a 'wee besom'.

This clip is from:
Blethering Scots, 2
First broadcast:
24 January 2012

Ask students to write and perform their own comedy routines, attempting to write as many jokes as they can with Scots words. Use to prompt discussion and comment on effective ways of speaking to an audience. Pin a life sized outline of one of the class on the wall and label body parts using Scots words.
Alternatively use to analyse the presentation to an audience. Watch the clip and ask students to identify how the speaker tries to engage her audience, either through group discussion or scaffold their talk by asking them to look for examples of topical reference, direct address, anecdote, visual humour, self-mocking.