The Scottish Word: Moutit
Here ye go pal. Free peh’s for the moutit an no forgetting yir wee birsie dug.
The wicked coont their worth by the gaud they haud.
And the guid coont their worth by the acts they mak.
But we here in Scotland measure oor guid worth in peh’s.
moutit: moulted, shabby, scruffy.
Here you are my boy. Free pies for the scruffy and not forgetting your little hairy dog.
The wicked count their worth by the amount of gold they collect.
And the good count their worth by the actions they take.
But we in Scotland measure our goodly worth in pies.
This idea came about because I was passing time on Twitter and someone tweeted how her pals right wing dad was overheard saying that the left wing was all about giving free pies to the scruffy. She had to tweet about it under the hashtag #freepiesforthescruffy
I made a version of this cartoon right away.
I often think the measure of people is how they speak of others. Or in how they treat them, especially when there is no chance of reward.
So does that mean the right wing would never give anything away for nothing? And not being smartly turned out – does that always equate to unworthy?