Sunday, 16 August 2009

Mair Buiks

Hivin' hiv gat started explorin' oan the wurld o' Ulster Scots Buiks, ah gat a bit addicted an foun' a couple o o'ers.

Yin: Big Lang Danner.

Ah am fur ignorin' awl passible innuendaes, but ask ye jist tae sit back an admire the front cover.

Twa: The Auld Orange Tree .

Aside frae the front cuver, jist raid the description.

"The story of an American bookseller, of Ulster ancestry, who moves back across the Atlantic with his wife to open a tea-shop in the small, closely-knit community of Kirkreeba - a move which brings unforeseen personal consequences. "

Souns guid?

Thrie: Bab M' Keen

Ah hiv nae idea whit this yin micht be aboot, but whit a grate name?

Ah love Ulster Scots buiks.


Fat Sparrow said...

Yer wan on t' firs' buik cannae possibly be in Norn Iron nor Scotland, fer I kin see a blue sky behind yer mawn, an even a bluidy Yank sich as mesel' kens better than that.

Pull t'other yin, it's got bells on it, dude.

Professor Billy McWilliams said...

Naw, the photae was clearly tuk oan the Twelfth, fur its the Laird aways makes it sunny fur the march.

Anonymous said...

I have just linked to your blog from Iain Dale. I live in NI with Scots descendants ( my great grandparents on both sides came from Mull) and feel qualified to say this whole site and concept is pish.

Professor Billy McWilliams said...

You are entirely correct Anonymous, Pish indaid.

Thy'on is the concept.

Unknown said...

What the hell are you all talking about old chaps? Well done on your poll result on Iain fookin' Dale's whatsitsshite! (We, Freedom To Choose, came 14th in the Libertarian section.)

Professor Billy McWilliams said...

Cheers an' congrats yersel Big Yin. Ah've oany wurked oot that we've bin placed. Ah must luk intil this further.

Ah micht start tae use "whole site and concept is pish." as an advertisin' slogan.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Prof.
As any Ulsterman knows, there is nothing like a good Pish.
All the best
PS Prof, there is a pic of someone you may recognise on my site today.

Liam said...

I was thrilled to see that Tha Boord o Ulstèr-Scotch is shortly opening an office in Belfast.

Better still it's just a short walk away from a cafe where you can sit and read all those anthologies of Ulster Scots literature. You can't miss it. It's the one with all the photos of aborted fetuses outside.

Professor Billy McWilliams said...

Thanken ye John, Pish is indaid the highest accolade in Ulster Scotsness. I dae indaid recognise yer hen, Jaysus is awl ah kin say.

Naw Liam, ah havnae seen the new Boord Buildin' fur ah amnae spakin' til them. They hiv sae far turned doon sevral grant applications frae oorselves so arnae in ma guid buiks. Alsae its in that Belfawst, which ah dinnae gae til much fur the folk awl spake funny an live aff pot noodles.