This is aal wrang

MAIST folk I hae knowed, an mysell at a time tae, hae a wile strang attraction tae the idea, that only Ulster-Scots wurds spoke noo in oor ain time is ‘real Ulster-Scots’, that loost wurds or wans foun only in books, shouldnae, or even canny bae used.

That it’s ‘wrang’, or ‘made up’ or ‘naw keepin wi tradeeshun’ or yer ‘being artifeecial’ or almaist lik a betrayal o oor naw sae hamely tongue, or even tae yer local area, if ye use these loost wurds.

This is aal wrang.

Alan Millar
loanin the yard; the lane to a house
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