Mountaineers on the top of the world.
The Scottish Word:


“Keep yer heid doon the satellites can be a scunner here at this altitude.”


scunner: great nuisance, sickener.

“Keep your head down the satellites can be a serious nuisance here at this altitude.”

[scunner spelled out in the phonetic alphabet.]

Illustration Friday.

Modern technology allows us to chatter constantly at our friends wherever they are.

Communication and entertainment beams around the world.

The question is, are we communicating or are we just keeping busy to fill our days so our life passes more rapidly?

Would you rather e-mail and phone rather than meet face to face?

Does anyone admit to actively avoiding active, odoriferous, noisy, proximate, real people?

Are we becoming more afraid of strangers?

And in all your hours of talk, what percentage would you rate as more than trivial gossip?

Does it matter?

It matters to me. I like reality. You learn more.

The Scottish Word: scunner 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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