Scottish Accents, Scallops And Tatties


With apologies to Scots everywhere…

So what do you think? Can you imagine being my child and having a mother going around saying this over-dramatically, on and on and on?

I am participating in a Blog Every Day For 30 Days Challenge advocated by Chris Brogan. I am doing this with the lovely Mary Ulrich who writes for Parents and Caregivers of Adults with Disabilities at Climbing Every Mountain. Check her out!

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Mary E. Ulrich
September 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Love it. Are you really from Scotland?

Congrats on your first video. What a great idea. Will the kids get in the video and say it with you?

What fun. You must have an amazing family.
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Alison Golden September 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm

No, I’m English. I have a couple of Scottish friends though who are probably cringing right now. Oliver wanted to introduce me but after the tenth take, he got bored. Can’t say I blame him. Sebastian can do a good English accent but I haven’t managed to persuade him. Yet. πŸ™‚


keith Wilcox September 25, 2010 at 12:28 pm

HAHA! That’s great. My mother’s family is Scottish (Cruikshank), but I’ve only been their once and I have a hard enough time understanding them let alone being able to replicate the accent! πŸ™‚ So fun.
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Alison Golden September 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Hi Almighty Dad!
Those Scottish accents vary so much. OTOH, you have Glaswegian Gordon Ramsay who speaks like me (from the south of England) and yet other Glaswegians are completely incomprehensible! A nice Scottish accent is very melodic though. I wouldn’t put mine in that category, though πŸ™‚


Connie September 25, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Great accent, but when I was in Scotland, they spoke so bloody fast that I could never understand them!


Alison Golden September 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

I slowed it down just for you, Connie! πŸ™‚

But you’re right, they can talk fast, those Scots!


Become a laird February 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm


I’m Scottish (Glaswegian) and your accent wasn’t too bad an attempt, but we speak much faster than this in Glasgow. We almost have two languages – Standard English spoken with a Scottish accent and our own local slang, which can be very difficult to understand until you get used to it.


Alison Golden February 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

‘Not too bad an attempt’ is praise indeed. And yes, after I recorded it, I heard a Scottish friend speak and I realized I was way too slow. But no-one would have understood me. Not over here in California, anyway! πŸ™‚


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