Monday, 14 April 2014

Hawf Nelson McCausland

A friend of the Blether Region recently alerted it to the existence of a blog and Twitter account belonging to one "Hawf Nelson McCausland".

Given that many of the themes discussed by "Hawf Nelson" overlap with those dealt with by the Blether Region — indeed, some weeks one could almost accuse this blog of being "hawf Nelson McCausland" itself — it may be appropriate to point out here that there is in fact no connection and no co-ordination between the two. Although the Blether Region and the author of the blog by some accounts share one or two biographical details, they are not the same person and do not know each other. "Hawf Nelson" would appear to be live or work in the south-east Antrim area, whereas the Blether Region is a Belfastard.

True, there are similarities of interests and opinion, but those are perhaps best explained by the following sage advice from Robert Burns — advice upon which the professional "Ulster-Scots" might do well to reflect.

"O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us.
To see oursels as ithers see us!"

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