For those that noticed that my posts stopped in September 2012.
During 2012 I became ill and the most serious symptom for me was that I abruptly stopped drawing or being creative in any fashion. First time in my whole life.
Depression is a first world problem but nevertheless it is very real, misery inducing and debilitating. There was no real reason to justify feeling as I did. That doesn’t help though. The good news is that I am heading in the right direction and intend to continue this site – sometime.
Scottish Words Illustrated.
Scottish Words Illustrated. Each week a Scottish word and its meaning was added to this site along with an illustration intended to make you laugh and understand. Also provided was a translation of all the words and all the captions into English.
Have a look and let me know if I make you smile. There is also help with pronunciation on most of the word pages. *Gie yer friends a gas and let them know about this site.
View the thumbnail links to all the weekly word entries for illustration Friday where I interpreted a word set by the owners of the IF web site.
Phonetic guide to pronunciation.
See how the phonetic alphabet works – this link opens a page which gives you guidance on the way each letter in the phonetic alphabet represents a particular sound. This guidance is available as a pop up window when you click on any phonetic image of a Scottish word on most of this site. It will give you some clue as to how you should be pronouncing the words.
Troodles. Definition of troodle here, or how to have fun tweeting doodles.
Buy the Tshirt.
Scottish Words’ Tshirts and stuff can be bought here. If you like what I’m doing here then please buy one (or more). It will help me support the stooryduster web site. Only one word a week – illustrated and defined – that’s all I can afford (typical Scotsman).
An illustrated dictionary?
This will be a comprehensive illustrated dictionary although not yet. But if the years pass and I don’t die too soon it’ll get there. <p >If I’m spared, as they say.
There is an online Scots dictionary by the Scottish Dictionary Association on the Web which gives well founded meanings for Scottish words – well funded and supported by academics – this site here is only me.
*Gie yer friends a gas: give your friends so much enjoyment they’re gasping for breath.