The rocket, 'Man's Last Hope', is their only chance - at the top of eight flights of stairs - to escape the very rapidly growing man eating brambles.
The Scottish Word:

Stert.

“Yiv forgot the stairter key, it’ll no stairt wi-oot it.”

Translated:

stert, stairt: start.

“You have forgotten the ignition key, it will not start without it.”

stɛrt

Illustration Friday. journey.

Sorry if it’s a bit ageist. Leaving the oldies behind at the mercy of the devouring alien thorns.

But with limited room and a new population to begin in a world elsewhere wisdom born from a lifetime’s experience might have to be deserted.

Besides age is not always a guarantee of wisdom.

Beware those who quote you their number of years experience at whatever to justify their superiority. They might have spent all these years repeating the same awful bad habits over and over.

‘Like a dog that returns to its vomit, a fool does the same foolish things again and again’. Proverbs.

‘Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.’ Plato.

‘Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.’ Henry Ford

‘Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.’ Albert Einstein

‘The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.’ Benjamin Disraeli

The Scottish Word: stert 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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