The Orangutan, AKA the librarian, about to bring a cheeky grimoire back under lock and key. It used a file hidden in a bookmark to escape.
The Scottish Word:


Whaur’s that damn puggie that caws hissel a librarian ya beardie bulfie?

I’ll teach him tae keep me cheyned up oan the shelf aside a lot o lesser buiks.

Bring him forth!


cheyne, chine, chene, cheen: chain.

Where’s that damn monkey that calls himself a librarian you bearded more rotund than average oik.

I will teach him to keep me chained on the shelf beside a lot of lesser books.

Bring him forth!

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

April the 4th was National School Librarian Day. Who invents them?

So this week the Scottish Word is dedicated to all librarians everywhere and to the value of libraries that let you discover things that you didn’t even know you were interested in.

Unlike the Internet that tries, so hard, to feed you only what it thinks you like.

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