Global Scots?

Shuid we dae awa wi the term ‘Standard Scots’?

I gave the schuilbairns thon tae threip on. Tae me ony move forrit needs baith. A global Scots brings in the diaspora. Global is better nor standard, as the dialects shuid hae equal status.

Jamie Fairbairn via Facebook

The Norwegians expect tae hear folks’ dialects e.g. on the news, an yer a bit o a fraud if ye dinna use them. Mind you, they hae twa standardised leids an aa – Bokmal an Nynorsk. I think we hae baith options, an mak siccar the dialects are equal status wi a global Scots. I avoided using ‘standard’ Scots, cos it implies that the dialects are non-standard. The dialects ARE Scots, and splendid forms they aa are

Jamie Fairbairn via Facebook
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