Eye-watering reprieve for “outwith”
Apparently the entire Scottish legal system would collapse if the working party’s proposal for a ban went ahead, and no Scot would be able to utter an intelligible sentence.
Outwith outwith, however, the draft legislation to put the following words and phrases on the Banned List was nodded through while the people at the back who shout “grammar nazis” and “usage tankies” were distracted by the display of Scottish country dancing.
- “Et tu, Brian [or any other name]?” Nominated by Aimy Saunders, who points out that it is pretentious and grammatically wrong.
- That is all. RGK.
- Eurogeddon. A foolish construction that I assumed was temporary, but which refuses to lie down and expire. Jim Shelley.
- Eye-watering. Patrick Smith.
- “Answer came there none.” Stephen Fahey.
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