Ground Zero of the Cringe

Wee Ginger Dug is on a roll….

Scotland’s home-grown languages, Scots and Gaelic, are routinely dismissed, disparaged and disdained by a large segment of the Scottish population, a segment which has been educated in ignorance and taught that a lack of knowledge and awareness is something to be proud of. Scotland’s languages are Ground Zero of the Cringe.

Wee Ginger Dug: There’s nae need tae cringe – Scots is oor mither tongue

EARLIER this week, this newspaper published its front page entirely in Scots and provoked an outbreak of serial harrumphing on social media. Many were outraged that a respectable publication had dared to produce a front page in an unrespectable language. It’s an embarrassment, they screeched, while simultaneously denying that they were embarrassed.

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