The Scottish Word:

Spug, spugs

“I’m tellin ye, the spug’ll escape through the wires.”


spug: house sparrow.

“Must I repeat myself until I’m blue in the face, that house sparrow will fly safely through the wires.”

(I was there.)

2 thoughts on “Spug, spugs

    1. Well… you’ve got names like Dunedin, Portobello, Mackenzie bay, Nevis Bluff, Lake Aviemore, Foretrose and Glencoe. I suspect the Scots were there first because they were trying to keep away from the English. My old illustration tutor was a New Zealander, Ron Stenberg, he came from North Island.

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