Truth in the face of adversity - which in this case is a heavily armed pirate.
The Scottish Word:


“Ahm sorry but there’s nae denyin it. Ye’ve got a skellie ee.”


skellie: squint, strabismus, abnormal alignment of the eyes.

“I am sorry but there is no denying it. You have a squint.”

[skellie spelled out in the phonetic alphabet.]

Illustration Friday.
Flawed – in so many ways.

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

One thought on “Skellie.

  1. Had to smile. I couldn’t get to an optician during lockdown to sort out my developing skellie eye. I visited the optician 2 days ago and new specs will be ready next week. With luck, I won’t be seeing 2 of your cartoons at the same time from next week.

    Stay safe.

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