Follow @UrFhasaidh Words describe our worlds and realities. Words describe and define, and in defining they assume the power to imprison people and ideas within their limits. Words assume a knowledge over the cosmos. They imagine they have control. ‘I am hungry’ defines me, yet the same in another language, ‘Tha an t-acras orm’ threatens … Continue reading Violence is the Words that we Speak
As Ireland turns once more out of summer and into autumn the nights are creeping forward, and so tonight it is only fitting that my pick of the week should be on the theme of night.
Almost like mathematics anyone can begin composing haikus, but only either natural genius or dedication to the craft will result in brilliant and memorable masterpieces. Over the past week I have picked out just three haikus which have in some way touched me as both brilliant and memorable.
Acht! – But. A word that is used in qualifying summaries following praise or rant. 1. Acht, she’s a wee doll, so she is. 2. Acht, he’s only a nutter. Blether – Gossip or incessant talking. As a rule the Scots men don’t like blethering, and see it as something that the women do. In … Continue reading Ten Favourite Scots Words