Two stone age hunters about to limp away together to hunt another day.
The Scottish Word:


“Aye aye Tarquin, Ah’m noticin yir hirplin real bad. Ye’ll be nae yis on the Mammoth hunt ava.”


hirple, hirpil: limp, walk lamely, hobble.

“My my Tarquin, I am noticing that you are hobbling really badly. You will be of no use on the Mammoth hunt at all.”


Intelligence and technology are not just the domain of us modern folk.

Despite the lack of metal our prehistoric ancestors had an intelligence and a technological knowledge some of which we struggle to recreate today.

Older does not necessarily equal inferior.

Flint edges are sharper than fine steel and last longer.

The Scottish Word: hirple 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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