Jenny lang legs – poster
Ye micht ken yer Scots leid, but div ye ken the Scots names o aw the beasties?
Whit beastie is this?
The’r ower a thoosand speshie in the faimly Tipulidae, aw wi lang, shilpit legs. While thay aw share a name wi an ettercap faimly, the yin fleein aboot the licht isna an arachnid, it’s whit is cryed a ‘daddy longlegs’ or mair formally ‘crane fly’ in Inglis.
There are over a thousand species in the family Tipulidae, all with long, skinny legs. While they all share a name with a spider family, the one flying about the light isn’t an arachnid, it’s what is called a daddy longlegs, or more formally a crane fly, in English.
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