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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Scotched by Alexander Scott

Scotch God
Kent his
Faither.

Scotch Religion
Damm
Aa.

Scotch Education
I telt ye
I telt ye.

Scotch Queers
Wha peys wha
— For what?

Scotch Prostitution
Dear,
Dear.

Scotch Presbyterianism
Blue
Do.

Scotch Glasgow-Irish
God
Weirs a green jersey.

Scotch Orangeman
Bully
For Billy.

Scotch Liberty
Agree
Wi me.

Scotch Equality
Kaa the feet frae
Thon big bastard.

Scotch Fraternity
Our mob uses
The same razor.

Scotch Optimism
Through a gles,
Darkly.

Scotch Pessimism
Nae
Glass.

Scotch Modernity
Auld
Lang Syne.

Scotch Initiative
Eftir
You.

Scotch Generosity
Eftir
Me.

Scotch Co-operation
Pou thegither
— My wey.

Scotch Geniuses
Deid
— Or damned.

Scotch sex
In atween
Drinks.

Scotch Drink
Forgot
Mysel.

Scotch Free-Love
Canna be
Worth much.

Scotch Lovebirds
Cheap
Cheap.

Scotch Fractions
A hauf
‘n’ a hauf.

Scotch Troubles
Monie a pickle
Maks a puckle.

Scotch Political-Parties
Monie a puckle
Maks a pickle.

Scotch Gaeldom
Up the
Erse.

Scotch Astronomy
Keek at
Uranus.

Scotch Astrology
Omen
In the gloamin.

Scotch Soccer
Robbery
Wi violence.

Scotch Waverley-Novels
Tales anent
Trains.

Scotch Exiles
Love ye
Further.

Scotch Charity
Ends
At hame.

Scotch Self-Sacrifice
Saxpence
— On Sundays.

Scotch Unionism
Wallace bled but
Here’s their transfusion.

Scotch Socialism
Reid
— Indeed?

Scotch Liberalism
Pink
Kink.

Scotch Nationalism
Tartan
Scartan.

Scotch Conservatism
Lowse
Grouse.

Scotch Labour
Nine months
Hard.

Scotch England
Dam’
Nation!

Scotch Afternoon-Tea
Masked
Pot.

Scotch Drink
Nip
Trip.

Scotch Poets
Wha’s the
T’ither?

From: Lindsay, Maurice and Duncan, Lesley (eds), The Edinburgh Book of Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry, 2005, Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 306-308.

Date: 1972

By: Alexander Scott (1920-1989)