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December 28, 2018

End of year report: could do better

evelyn @ 4:25 pm

I have been taken to task over ‘welly’. It is not English, it is Scottish! Without thinking, I had been referring to the English language rather than to the country, but I still should have realised and acknowledged the innate Scottishness of ‘welly’. It is in Scotland that wellington boots are invariably referred to as ‘wellies’, in Scotland that there is a hostelry on the road to Oban called ‘The Green Welly’, and in Scotland that ‘give it some welly’ means’put your wellington-booted foot hard down on the tractor’s accelerator’. Apologies all round.

Our welly went well on Christmas Eve, or if that sounds too alliterative, let’s put it in a more Scottish way:

Oor welly done good!

See you in 2019!

1 Comment »

  1. All’s welly that ends welly – happy new year!

    Comment by Ant — December 30, 2018 @ 4:15 am

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