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Frank in the swamps help me with the Scots language (47) RE: help me with THE SCOTS LANGUAGE 29 Nov 98

Dal Riada was the name of the original kingdom of Scots who arrived from Ireland. It's drifting from the topic, but I mentioned it because many people on this side of the puddle (U.S.) who are vaguely Scottish often have a fanciful and frankly, simplistic view of Scotlands history and people. Many "clan members" here think that during the highland clearances all the ethnically "true" Scots came to America, and only "English" faux Scots were left behind. It often has more to do with racism than cultural heritage. It kind of gets up my nose when some racist nitwit who inherited a Scottish name from five generations back honks at me "Whut clahn do y'all b'lowng to?". Of course, I've heard the same kind of crap from American Anglophiles too. I don't want to paint with too broad a brush, these nutters are in the minority, just not minority enough.

Harry O. Lang may yer lum reek! I'd forgotten about other peoples coal, I haven't heard that since my old grandpa Burke died. Thanks for reminding me.

Frank i.t.s.

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