Mar. 29, 2016

A Great Scots word

Regional and Scots words are fast disappearing into the great balck hole, whirled up by the internet, the media and internatioanalism.

Today in a discussion on the impact of washing powders on the skin, my wife recovered the splendidly horrible word 'pluke'

Pluke face was a nasty expression intended to hurt the recipient.

Let all writers pledge to save at least one word in every publication. In this way our language will become richer rather than sink into the lowest common denominator of the moment.