Posted by Stewart Bremner on

Most people in Scotland speak a variant of English called Scots English, however, not everyone realises that it has different grammar, words and spellings than standard English. It's typical not to notice until one either leaves Scotland or comes up against a spellchecker. More often than not, 'outwith' is the word that triggers the realisation. Just to be clear: 'outwith' is a real word – don't let anyone tell you otherwise! 

I thought it was about time I celebrated the word.

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