Catching up on mbnov 15/11:

In Scots, the word murky is drumlie meaning 1. (of water) troubled, clouded, muddy; 2. (of weather) cloudy, gloomy; 3. troubled, muddled, confused.
Another word for murky is mirkie, meaning dark, dirty.
Mirkie can also mean merry, mischievous.

Author: Susan T. Braithwaite

Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband,, and our squirrel army.​

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  1. smokey: @SusanB I wonder if that’s where Middle-Earth’s Mirkwood comes from (or, rather, how the i got in there)? via

  2. SusanB: @smokey I hadn’t thought of that! I’ve found a few Scots words in sci-fi and fantasy. Most recently, Carnival Row uses the word fey (and a few more that have slipped my mind). via

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