I was inspired by a thread on Slugger O’Toole to look up the Ulster-Scots (please dont snigger) word for “scoundrel”. I did not have far to look because it is actually the Word of the Day on the BBC Ulster Scots website.
Apparently the word “loon” means “boy, scamp, rascal, scoundrel”. I posted this information on Slugger in response to a question on a thread. But alas the original question and my reply have been deleted by Mick Fealty. Mick has of course no reason to explain this peculiar ruling….but has offered that the thread which he initiated is a serious topic. That seems a dangerous precedent as a lot of serious Slugger threads have a little humour involved. Even Mick himself is not above a wee bit of sarcasm….but only if the target is the SDLP or Sinn Fein.
I never know how these Word of the Day things work. Is it all arranged months in advance?
Ulster-Scots Language? You couldnt make it up. Well actually they DID make it up. Parity of Esteem? Parody of Esteem?