Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Crossing the Godzilla Threshold…

I’ve just received a press release – it doesn’t matter what for – that has listed all the different ways the world might end, based on scenarios from films, and how people have stated they would respond. It is stupid, and now I will explain why on a scenario-by-scenario basis. Continue reading

April 12, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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21 Phrases You Use Without Realising You’re Quoting Shakespeare

This, from Mental_Floss is quite fun. Just watch out for the American spellings! 😉 “William Shakespeare devised new words and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Famous quotes from his plays are easily recognisable; phrases like “To … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Word Fact: Loath vs. Loathe

Loath vs. loathe Loathe is a verb meaning to dislike greatly. For example, if you have a mean boss, you might say that you loathe him. Loath is an adjective meaning unwilling or reluctant. For example, you might say that … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Scots Word of the Month!

Bucksturdie Adj: Obstinate; stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so. Synonyms:  stubborn, headstrong, wilful, unyielding, inflexible, unbending, intransigent, intractable, obdurate, mulish, stubborn as a mule, pig-headed, bull-headed, self-willed, strong-minded, … Continue reading

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