Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #26 — Literature

Welcome to Week 26 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far. Feel free to join in.

This week’s random word is: Literature

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Things in Scots #19: Clype

Welcome to day nineteen of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

Today’s word is used in playgrounds throughout Scotland. But, that doesn’t mean it’s limited to use by children. Though, when adults also use it in the playground sense, it can come across as petty and juvenile.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Clype.

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Things in Scots #18: Carnaptious

Welcome to day eighteen of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

Today’s post is short and sweet, but our Scots word is anything but. (I know, I know, ending a sentence on a preposition is bad. It’s allowed when it’s a stylistic choice. 😜)

Today’s Things in Scots is: Carnaptious.

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Things in Scots #17: Skoosh

Welcome to day seventeen of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

Today’s word has several meanings, and to keep this post short, I’ll focus on the main ones. One of which immediately brings to mind childhood summers of getting drenched, and bugging my mum for empty washing-up liquid bottles.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Skoosh.

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Things in Scots #16: Fooshtie

Welcome to day sixteen of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

If you’ve read day ten’s post, you’ll know that the Scots Leid is a word-goldmine for foul scents, tastes, and general dirt. Today’s word is one of my favourite nuggets from said mine. Not only is it a superb descriptor, but it’s also fun to say.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Fooshtie.

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Things in Scots #15: Laldie

Welcome to day fifteen of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

I can think of no other word that can stir up the blood and motivate a Scots speaker more than today’s word.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Laldie.

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Things in Scots #14: Outwith

Welcome to day fourteen of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

As I mentioned in a previous post, I sometimes have trouble remembering/even knowing that a word isn’t actually English. That was the case with today’s word, and I’m going to share it with you because it’s one of the most useful words in the Scots Leid.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Outwith.

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Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #25 — Charity

Welcome to Week 25 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far. Feel free to join in.

This week’s random word is: Charity

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Things in Scots #13: Cleuk

Welcome to day thirteen of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

Jez and I were lucky enough to have yesterday off. So, after we posted to our blogs and did our civic duty by voting in the UK General Election, we vegged in front of the TV watching funny videos on YouTube.

As you’d expect, there were a lot of animal videos–the cat ones inspired this post.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Cleuk.

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Things in Scots #12: Muin

Welcome to day twelve of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

It’s another wet day here in Glasgow. And, the forecast is for more of the same until the early hours. Which means I might miss seeing the last full moon of 2019. Though, I’ve got my fingers crossed as we’re on day two of its three-day cycle before it begins to wane. With that in mind…

Today’s word in Scots is: Muin.

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