The first updated compilation of the Scots language in decades could include slang

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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if it didn't exist... Nov 16, 2011

They'd have to invent it, and this is what is going on with what passes for "Scots" nowadays - a sort of wilful reverse Balkanisation (i.e. what happened to Serbo-Croat in the component countries' struggle for independence when Yugoslavia broke up).
There is really nothing new here - dingie and numptie have been around for at least 50 years. "Cooncil curtains" is simply a phonetic expression of the standard "council curtains" and is no more "Scots" than any other expression - the "cooncil" pronunciation is also common in Newcastle and other areas.


 


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