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Harry Potter… Scots Style

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Nicholas C. Rossis

You may recall that, even though I spend most of my time in Greece nowadays, I consider myself half-Scot after studying, working, and even starting my company, Istomedia, in Edinburgh.

Which is why I was so amused to hear on GeeksAreSexy.net about an Imgur user called whovianmuse, who recently posted some hilarious excerpts from the Scots language edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Stane. Yes, this is a real book:

Harry Potter, Scots edition | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

As the blurb explains,

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, o nummer fower, Privet Loan, were prood tae say that they were gey normal, thank ye awfie muckle. They were the lest fowk ye wid jalouse wid be taigled up wi onythin unco or ferlie, because they jist widnae hae onythin tae dae wi joukery packery like yon.

It must be good, too, judging by the reviews:

So I got the Scots edition of Philosopher’s Stone for Christmas…

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