Scots have more words for snow than Eskimos do? 
Posted: 25 September 2015 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I make no claims about the accuracy of this article or the underlying research, but I couldn’t let it pass without posting it here:
Scots words for snow.

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Posted: 25 September 2015 02:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Language Log discussion.

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Posted: 25 September 2015 06:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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LL: “Despite the source being BBC News, the article is only slightly misleading.”

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Posted: 26 September 2015 03:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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BBC News is infamous for its horrendous science reporting. Don’t trust any science news that comes out the BBC without independent verification. Supermarket tabloids have a better track record.

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Posted: 26 September 2015 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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IKR. They are quite off fleek.

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Posted: 27 September 2015 04:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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The fillip at the BBC made me laugh too. Some of those Scots words appeared (to this layman’s eyes at least) to have Scandinavian origins. I idly googled Norse words for snow and came up empty but as a delightful consolation found this fascinating article on Weather Words in the Orkney Dialect.

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