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Overheard at the Chippie: Big brither, wee brither

Author(s): Sheena Blackhall

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Tell me! Tell me Dannie! Fa's yon wifie?
Wheesht Johnny. Dicht yer face. Yer chikks is manky.
Ma nose is rinnin Dannie...
Use yer hanky.
Gie's a pickelt ingin wi ma chips?
Yer moo is aywis bigger nor yer belly!
Ma's oot. Can I ging roon tae play wi Sean?
It's dark. We'll jist ging hame an watch the telly.

Dannie can I hae thon can o coke? I wint it! Wint it!
Yer jist a flamin scunner. No, ye canna.
Dannie, can I clap yon big Alsation?
Nuh. Stuff yer face wi this. Here's a banana.

Yon mannie gien's a penny fur ma bankie.
Yon wifie says I'm jist a cheeky monkey.
It's affa caal. I wish I cud get cosie.
Climm up then, and I'll heat ye in ma bosie.


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Overheard at the Chippie: Big brither, wee brither

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Text audience

General public
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Word count 142

Text medium

Book

Text publication details

Published
Publisher Self
Publication year 2004
Place of publication Aberdeen

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 112
Forenames Sheena
Surname Blackhall
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment University
Age left school 16
Upbringing/religious beliefs Brought up Protestant, now Buddhist
Occupation Writer and supply teacher
Place of birth Aberdeen
Region of birth Aberdeen
Birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Aberdeen
Region of residence Aberdeen
Residence CSD dialect area Abd
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Manager of Deeside Omnibus Service
Father's place of birth Aboyne
Father's region of birth Aberdeen
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Private Secretary
Mother's place of birth Aberdeen
Mother's region of birth Aberdeen
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic Yes Yes Yes Yes Elementary. Gaelic choir. Poetry.
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes

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