Karl writes with these amusing, peculiar pages from the Scottish Parliament’s site. They purport to be in ‘Scots’, a kind of patois (oh, linguists, go easy on me), which is not to be confused with Scottish Gaelic:
We want tae mak siccar that as mony folk as can is able tae find oot aboot whit the Scottish Pairlament dis and whit wey it warks. We hae producit information anent the Pairlament in a reenge o different leids tae help ye tae find oot mair.
Is this an official state dialect? If it’s not Scots, it’s crap?