Monday, 24 November 2014
Fredome is a Noble Thing
Wee Ginger Dug has a guest post from Clear Contrair Spirit over on his blog.
While Northern Ireland produces huge numbers of informed and motivated people when it comes to Irish, one is struck again and again that Scotland simply has a better class of activist when it comes to Scots, including those whose motivation is avowedly as much political as cultural. Issues of class, nation and both internal and external hybridity are clearly and concisely dealt with in the piece, as is the nexus between linguistic and political nationalism, which in Wales, Spirit rightly points out, has proven as limiting as it is inspirational.
Just one wee point, though. We are told that the Scots word for independence is "unthirldom". That's as may be, but is it actually a word?