Two serfs trying to flog fast food to a knight on horseback.
The Scottish Word:


“Weeeel seen as ye are the Laird o these pairts we widni sell ye onythin milygant. Only the best oot o oor tray fur yersel. Fresh cuiked on ma wee burner.”

“Jist the guidest stuff like my pal sez. The meat in the pink tube is aw frae kent beasts – apairt frae horse – beggin yer Lairdship’s pardon.”

“Aye ahn a dug in a bun disni mean wiv used onie dug neither – and there’s no sawings or ither vegetables tae pad it oot either.”


Laird: landowner, Lord.

“Welllll since you are the Lord of these lands we would not sell you anything rascally. Only the best out of our tray for yourself, fresh cooked on my little burner.”

“Only the best stuff like my pal says. The meat in the pink tube is all from recognised animals – apart from horse – begging your Lordships pardon.”

“Yes and dog in a bun does not mean that we have used any dog neither – and there is no sawdust or other vegetables to pad it out either.”

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


As readers of the Discworld novels will be aware most of the above comes from Terry Pratchett and his genius, along with his awareness of the society, enterprise and industry in the late medieval and early Victorian times. And the creation of Dibbler the enterprising entrepreneur, always between enterprises.

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