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Superb to see the Scottish Parliament discuss and pardon the Miners after the aggression of the Tory Party under Margaret Thatcher during 1984-5.

If you doubt the power of a media over packed by the right and underrepresented by the working class, the Photo of miners running fro...
Thatcher government's vicious attacks on the Miners, and the propaganda of a quisling press (and I don't use that word lightly), really should be an education. Our present media is as biased, as is the fact that presence on social media can be
bought. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are becoming unusable because of advertising and the promotion of views that at present represent a few entitled people. Swamping social media helped a right wing, ultra nationalist Photo from the air, of mine...
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Thread - At the weekend I was in a brilliant Italian cafe in Edinburgh enjoying an Italian breakfast and reading the paper, when I could not help but overhear a very loud unfiltered conversation a bawhair away at the table right next to our own. (1)
It was between two British middle aged males, with broad London / south English voices. It was loud enough for me to understand one of the British men had moved to Scotland during the pandemic and the other was visiting him. (2)
The British man who had moved to this country was telling the other that the "nationalists" were "teaching Rabbie Burns dialect in the schools now" and "putting Gay-lick on the police cars and ambulances even in areas where <nobody speaks the language>, and it is pointless". (3)
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Note what looks like polystyrene being added to make the Molotovs more potent - acting like a plasticiser or home made napalm.

A truly horrible but sadly necessary defensive weapon in this context unless the world rearms or better reinforces #Ukraine
This image says it all wife’s, sisters, mothers, daughters, grandmothers forced to prepare for war.

#StandWithUkriane 🇺🇦 Image
Saw this the other day and wanted to add it to the thread

A well known #Ukranian politician who needs to the know the world
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Here is an update to last week’s discussion of the the Prologue to Scots by Billy Kay. Here follows my discussion of Chapter 1. Thank you to all the kind people who responded to the last post. I hope I saw all the comments. I don’t think I had my notifications set correctly.
#Scots #ScotsLeid #scotslanguage
A Reflection on Scots by Billy Kay
Chapter 1 The Mither Tongue?

All Excerpts From the book Scots by Billy Kay @billykayscot…
This material may be protected by copyright

Other people I reference and/or quote —
Len Pennie Scots Word of the Day @Lenniesaurus
Damian Barr @Damian_Barr
Ian Henderson CTO of Rubric @rubricinc…
Mozilla Firefox in Scots
BBC Radio Scotland 5 @bbcradioscot Good Morning Scotland 13 Aug 2021
BBC Scotland @BBCScotland
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#scots #scotsleid #scotslanguage
I recently purchased Scots The Mither Tongue (2006) by @billykayscot. I purchased a paperback, and then realized taking notes was easier using an iPad app version. So I ended up buying it twice. (A thread)
As an American, and new to the study of Scots, I’ll reflect on what I’ve learned. Any and all mistakes and misinterpretations are my own. I gladly accept gentle correction.

I will keep quotes from the book to a minimum. Page numbers are from the Apple Books app version.
Excerpts From Scots
Billy Kay…
This material may be protected by copyright. I believe one generally has limited rights to quote minimally in a book review. If I am incorrect or if the author @billykayscott requests that I remove them …
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No-one has asked but here's a thread about adopting the handle @OfKnockamillie
To start this thread, Knockamillie is the name of land perched above the village of Innellan, overlooking the Firth of Clyde south of Dunoon #Argyll
Today you could blink and you'd miss it 👀 /1
I've seen many different spellings over the years in my research including, Knochamelie, Knockamellie, Knockamely all of which makes research *interesting*
(I became an etymological detectorist to try and determine the word's origins from the #Scots #Gaelic ) my theory is /2
Knockamillie (modern spelling) as per the road name has evolved from the Gaelic 'cnoc' or 'cnocach' meaning hill or hilly and 'maille' which I have seen translated as cape or promontory which would fit with its elevated peninsula location overlooking the Clyde (red map pin) /3
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