Ettercap – poster
Ye micht ken yer Scots leid, but div ye ken the Scots names o aw the beasties?
Whit beastie is this?
Kent as speeder forby, this echt-leggit, wab-makkin, creepin wee beastie is part o the warld’s lairgest order o arachnids – an a fearsome lot o fowks are feart o it. Weel kent in Scots history as the beastie that learnt The Bruce tae ‘try, try an try again’, in Inglis it’s cryed a ‘spider’.
Also known as a ‘speeder’, this eight-legged, web-spinning, creeping little animal is part of the world’s largest order of arachnids and an awful lot of people are scared of it. Well known in Scotland as the animal that taught Robert the Bruce to ‘try, try and try again’, in English it’s called a spider.
Miscawed bi mony as no a real leid, the reenge o names for the beasties o this kintra shaws jist hoo sindry Scots is. It shaws its mony links til ither northland European leids forby.
Decried by many as not a real language, the range of names for the animals of this country shows just how distinct Scots is. It also shows its many links to other northern European languages.
This colourfae drawing haes its oreeginal in mid-century design an pop airt styles, an is grundit on a texturt block o rowed ink. It’s a rare wey tae shaw yer luve for the leid an the braw beasties that’s intil oor kintra.
This colourful drawing hae its original in mid-century design an pop art styles, and is grounded on a textured block of rolled ink. It’s am ideal way to show your luve for the leid and the brilliant animals of our country.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper