I’m prood tae hae selt massel tae dottal dotards fur a sixpence and will serve their crooked administration tae ma fu sneddum.
And I will be certain tae gi aw mice the mell they sair deserve.
I intend tae serve tae mak sure we’re sicker-set an then will gie the same melling tae aw ithers we deem nae like us.
sicker, sickar, siccar: established, free from danger or molestation.
I’m proud to have sold myself to stupid over the hill types for six pennies and will serve their crooked administration to my full power.
I will be certain to give all mice the improper intrusive abuse they surely deserve.
I intend to serve to make sure that we are immovably established and stable and then will give the same hell on earth to all others we deem not like us.
The Scottish Word: sicker with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.
There was a crooked man…
According to Wickipedia this rhyme could have Scottish connotations.
The crooked man is reputed to be the Scottish General Sir Alexander Leslie. He signed a covenant securing religious and political freedom for Scotland.
The “crooked stile” in the poem was the border between England and Scotland.
“They all lived together in a little crooked house” refers to the fact that the English and Scots had at last come to an agreement, despite continuing great animosity between the two peoples, who nonetheless had to live with each other due to their common border.
“There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house. “