The Scottish Word:


"Ye better come an document the hell oot o this, it’s gonna cause a stooshie."


stooshie, strushie, strooshie: a disturbance, commotion, tumult, squabble.

"You had better come and document this thoroughly, it is going to create an uproar."


Illustration Friday. layer.

There’s an enjoyable TV programme in the UK called Time Team about a bunch of archaeologists.

I regularly watch it but they usually spend three days digging and find next to nothing.

The explanation of finds are often a fantasy of the past imagined through the bubble of today. And only given weight by the vapour of academic credentials.

Yet it’s still entertaining.

It’s sad that we have forgotten that the finish and precision of machine made goods were once matched by hand crafted products.

Why museum curators think a beautifully polished and shaped stone axe head would deserve a crudely made wooden handle bound with worse made twine is beyond me.

I’ve seen it in museums.

Wood and fibre would be easy to craft compared to stone.

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