No kennin ken

Whit wey dae ye bide an wark oniewhaur in Scotland an dinna ken whit ‘ken’ means?

“My enthusiasm and youthful inexperience led me to spend a full week strictly adhering to my teaching plans, word for word. At the end of this first week, I was left confused and wondering who Ken was. The elusive “Ken” seemed to pop up in many of my interactions with pupils: “Ah ken, miss…” or “Miss, I d’ken”. When I finally deviated from my teaching plans and paused to ask pupils about this, they fell about laughing and promptly schooled me in some Scottish Borders dialect. And now I ken what they were talking about.”

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