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Rashy Bulder Efter Rashy Bulder: Orkney Dialect Handed Down

Guest post by Alison Miller

A year or so before he died my uncle told me of a piece of Orkney dialect that had tickled his father, my grandfather, who had preserved it intact. My uncle told me the circumstances in which it was uttered: a man from a farm near Viewfield where my grandfather was a dairy farmer came by one day. He may have been looking for peats. He delivered the piece of language my grandfather kept. …read more >>