The burnings of censorship, the burnings of restriction, profit and control or the flame of editorial integrity and quality, truth, discovery, and new ideas. Books are dangerous - to whom?
The Scottish Word:


“Quick ma braw wee green bysyn o as yet unkent an unruleful thouchts – gie yersels oot o ken aback o the covers or ye’ll be scowdered awa.”


bysyn, bysun, bysning: a monster, a marvel.

“Quick, my fine small green monsters of as yet unknown and unruly ideas – get yourselves out of sight back behind the covers or you’ll be flamed out of existence.”

The Scottish Word: bysyn with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

Illustration Friday. hurry.

Keep writing. Keep blogging. Keep the Internet free. Learn to create or recognise quality without the need for the stamp of orthodoxy.

One thought on “Bysyn.

  1. Haha this is great! So much energy and effort both in those trying to close up the book and those arms and legs attempting to escape. As for who thinks books are dangerous, I’m going to go with evil-controlling-conservative types, because the more people are educated, the more they become aware. And that would be bad for business and the continued pursuit of money and power and tricking people into voting against their self interests. (Apologies for the mini rant!) 😉

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