Wha's Like Us? Paperback
Part of the Say it in Scots! series
"Say It in Scots" is a series of pocket books designed to inform and entertain the reader about the wonderful, rich and varied language of Scots.The people of Scotland have a reputation for being many things - honest, dour, courageous, argumentative and sometimes even mean.
Very often, these characteristics are opposite sides of the same coin.
Whether the Scots character is influenced by the beauty and hardship of the countryside, work, culture, folklore or the many incomers who have found a welcome over the centuries, one major influence on the way Scots see themselves is their language.
How we describe ourselves is part of who we are.Dr Chris Robinson has spent many years studying the history of the Scots language and has discovered some amazing facts about where the words we use come from.
However, you might not be too surprised to know that there are far more Scots words for sinners than for saints!In "Wha's Like Us?", Chris Robinson gives us an informative and amusing look at how we see ourselves, at our attitudes to work, love, money, envy, anger and entertainment and at some of the best Scots words and phrases we use to describe the Scottish psyche.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, b & w illustrations
- Publisher: Black and White Publishing
- Publication Date: 10/04/2008
- Category: Slang & dialect humour
- ISBN: 9781845021979