[Ads-l] James Hogg's "brankie," n.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 11 22:28:13 UTC 2015


Aye, man, for his enemies ca'd him "the Black Mackay."

(A wee bourd for ye.)

JL

On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 5:30 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 8:04 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > O fie, Mackay, what gart ye lie i' the bush ayont the brankie, _O_?
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> That's a hypercorrection of "yo," right? ;-)
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