A CHOICE O’ HELLS

Frae: R. De Bruce Trotter, Galloway Gossip (1901), p. 86

WHUN Kenmure wus angry he mantit horridly, but he dina mant muckle at ither times. He didna like the folk o’ St. John’s clachan o’ Dalry, an declar’t the clachan wus waur nor Sodom an Gomorrah combin’t. Whun he wus in an awfu rage at onybuddy he use’t tae wuther them up wi —

“You may gug-go to h-h-hell or the Aul’ K-Clachan,” there bein tae his mind little tae choose atween the twa o’ them.

ST. JOHN’S CHAIR

NO A STREAM

Partial Glossar

Definitions frae DSL (links are tae the relevant entries).

  • Mant ‘To have an impediment in one’s speech, to stammer, to stutter.’ [MANT]
  • Clachan ‘A hamlet, village, gen. containing a church; “a small cluster of cottages”. [CLACHAN]
  • Waur ‘Worse.’ [WAUR]