Two heavy brass knuckledusters molded with the shapes of this years red noses about to be put to work.
The Scottish Word:


Noo, Bone Breaker Bill. Yir clear that this is no personal. Nae bad feelins like.

I’m jist gonna mell yir coupon a bitty tae mak it worthy o the muckle donations that Cell Blocks’ A, B, C, D, F and H hae gaen yince they kent it wis you tae be melled. An mind, ye very much volunteered.

An also mind, as ye might no hae kent, ye dinni get onie o the siller – Red Nose does. Compree?

(Red Nose brass knuckledusters are no longer available).


mell: blend, to mess up, to hit with something solid and heavy, a heavy type of hammer.

Now, Bone Breaker Bill. You are quite clear that this is nothing personal. There will be no bad feelings.

I am just going to mess up your face enough to make it worthy of the substantial donations that Cell Blocks’ A, B, C, D, F and H made once they knew it was you that was to be seen to. And please remember, you very much volunteered.

And I should remind you, as you might not have been aware, you do not get any of the money – Red Nose does. Understand.

(Red Nose brass knuckledusters are no longer available).

The Scottish Word: mell 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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I’ve supported Red Nose Day for years and didn’t want to miss their 2015 March charity raising event so I made an effort despite the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness of my depression.

From 2012 to 2016 I was incapable of making weekly words. These three for Red Nose were made only by creating and exploiting a robust sense of duty. I had nothing else. Duty doesn’t required reward or pleasure.

Now in 2022 I’ve retrospectively added into those empty years a few of the images that were coming out of me at that time. They are freehand doodles expressing my inner turmoil rather than aesthetic pieces of art. And to those dark doodles I’ve added some Scottish Words.

If you want to see the dark doodles in sequence (eight in total) use this link to the word screenge the first one then click the next word and so on.

One thought on “Mell.

  1. “a fightin’ mob,they challenged us
    Eh punched the furst ane in the puss!”(to rhyme with “fuss”)from “We are the West Port Romeos” (Dundee)This is a word invariably used in anger.

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