Gnome not much bigger than the coffee mug sucking up the coffee through a straw.
The Scottish Word:


We aye gie him a straw. He canna easily lift the mug.

We cannae hae him scauding hissel, kin we.


canna, cannae, cannie, canny: cannot. In most Scottish dialects the word has a much fuller system of inflections than its equivalent in standard English. You can read up about it under ‘can v.’ in the Dictionars o the Scots Leid online – if you’re a grammar junkie.

We always give him a straw. He cannot easily lift the mug.

We cannot have him scalding himself can we.

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

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