Breakfast Special

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wikitongues:

Hello, Awrite! The  #WeeklyTongue is Scots, a language that has been spoken in Scotland for many centuries and is found today throughout the Lowlands and Northern Isles.

Scots is mainly a spoken language with a number of different varieties, each with its own distinctive character.

And…let us make this clear, speaking Scots is not the same as speaking with a Scottish accent.

The data gathered during the 2011 census shows that there are 1.9 million Scots speakers, to what Michael Hance, Director of the Scots Language Centre said “…we can begin to (…) support communities of Scots speakers and to encourage those communities to value their language and pass it on to future generations. Scotland without the Scots language would be a pale imitation of itself”

SOME USEFUL SCOTS PHRASES

Hello Hello, Awrite!

How are you? Hou ar ye? Hou’s aw wi ye? 

I’m fine, thanks. And you? A’m fine, an ye? A’m daein fine, an ye? 

Long time no see Lang time nae see,

What’s your name? Whit’s yer name? Fit’s yer name?

My name is … Ma name is …

Where are you from? Whaur ar ye frae? Whaur ar ye fae?

I’m from ... A’m frae …

Nice to meet you Nice tae meit ye!

This woman is my new favorite person.

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1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.

2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.

3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.

4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.

5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.

Five things I am trying very hard to accept   (via agentlemenscoup)

(Source: aumoe, via thatkidryder)

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one of my mentees told me today:

"your puns are strong. I wouldn’t want to be in a word fight with you because you would win."

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