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Two anecdotes about talking in Shetland dialect.

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Title - Two anecdotes about talking in Shetland dialect.
Contributors - Tom Tulloch; Lawrence Tulloch
Reporters - Tom Anderson; Dr Margaret Ann MacKay

Summary - Two anecdotes about talking in Shetland dialect.

A lintel was being put up on a door in Unst and Charlie Sandison questioned the stability of the scaffolding. The foreman explained how they would wind the ropes and take them across, and everything would fall into place.

A certain ship's captain from Shetland refused to have Shetland men in his crew. A Shetlander gave his address as Liverpool and sailed with him, but the Shetlander gave himself away when he was sent to find out what was blocking a sail, and called an instruction to belay "thy" sheave.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:51
Date Recorded - 1971
Language - Scots
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 94856
Original Tape ID - SA1971.060
Original Track ID - SA1971.060
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Item Location:
  County - Shetland

Item Notes -

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