Things in Scots #4: Oxter

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

As kids, we were discouraged from speaking Scots, so much so, we were given little bits of paper to put in a tin with the English for the Scots words we were meant to stop using.

It wasn’t until I met Jez that I realized that one of the words I’d used my whole life wasn’t English. When I twigged that the teachers didn’t know it wasn’t English, I couldn’t stop smiling.

That word is today’s Things in Scots: Oxter. (Oak-sturr)

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