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Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:46 am

Almost certainly. Is that an accurate translation of the word? And I would bet my pension they can't pronounce it.
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Lianachan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:33 am

It's a bullshit term, and certainly isn't the "Scottish concept" they describe it as.
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:34 am

I thought as much, I've certainly never heard of it. Is it a real word? And how should I pronounce it when I denounce the concept?
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Lianachan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:48 am

In IPA, it's: /kɔːsagəx/*

It is a real word, which can mean spongy, cozy or (more interestingly for this story) full of holes.

* roughly Kaw-sagach
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:55 am

Aye, it does seem they are desperate to jump on the hygge bandwagon but are a year too late. Nonsense it is.
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Lianachan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:59 am

Not that I'm ever quick to defend the BBC, as you know, it's not their nonsense - they're just reporting it. It's Visit Scotland's attempt to pretend that a Scandy concept exists in Scottish culture. Many do, especially up here! This one doesn't.
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:01 pm

True, it is VisitScotland's nonsense but the BBC are uncritically reporting it. I'm also curious whether VisitScotland's choice of word was governed by ease of pronunciation.
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Lianachan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:04 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:True, it is VisitScotland's nonsense but the BBC are uncritically reporting it. I'm also curious whether VisitScotland's choice of word was governed by ease of pronunciation.


Indeed, it's almost as if it's a Labour press release or some bullshit that Roof the Moof has spouted.
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Lianachan » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:34 am

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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Heid the Ba » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:53 am

Down with that sort of thing! I still suspect that the more apt words are harder to pronounce correctly if you only speak English.
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Мастер » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:26 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:Down with that sort of thing!


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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby g-one » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:25 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:Down with that sort of thing!


You guys and your extremist exclamations. Try a little moderation sometime.

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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby MM_Dandy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:37 pm

g-one wrote:
Heid the Ba wrote:Down with that sort of thing!


You guys and your extremist exclamations. Try a little moderation sometime.

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This is clearly photo-shopped. A real Canadian protester would have written "Excuse me, but I am a little upset. Thank you."
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Lance » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:20 pm

MM_Dandy wrote:This is clearly photo-shopped. A real Canadian protester would have written "Excuse me, but I am a little upset. Thank you."

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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby g-one » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:55 pm

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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:20 am

I will leave this here and quietly slip away before Lianachan sees it . . .
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Lianachan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:15 pm

She's very well known, actually. She's mentioned in the Annals of Ulster, and everything. So the opening sentences...

How does a ruler defeat bloodthirsty invaders, secure a kingdom and lay the foundations for England - and then almost get written out of history? Be a woman, that's how.


...are demonstrably bullshit, and absolutely dripping with agenda.
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Re: BBC nonsense?

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:57 pm

And then at the end they compare her to Wonder Woman and one of the bints from Game of Thrones. EDIT: Ah, they've taken that bit out now.

Yes, all agenda. Lazy writing like every "Forgotten voices of . . . " piece.
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