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  • phrase Scotland would not

Etymologies

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would +‎ nae

Examples

  • I, Chick Young, would not, which is to say wouldnae, associate myself, Chick Young, with such reprobates as Wendy Alexander and Annabel Goldie.

    Calman Commission's report is due out tomorrow

  • If I gave you a disc with the evidence, you'd have no guarantee I hadnae backed it up and wouldnae be in your face again later, askin 'for another sub.

    It's October, 1956.

  • Your spin doctors couldnae save you, your lawyers couldnae clear you, so you're doon to this washed-up, disgraced and discredited hack you wouldnae have given the steam aff your shite three months ago, hopin 'he's gaunny be the rough diamond that turns oot to be your salvation.

    It's October, 1956.

  • But the thing is, they reckon the gun must have been a bit tasty, somethin 'upscale that your average ned wouldnae be able to get his paws on.

    It's October, 1956.

  • I think we've just proven it wouldnae be the first time somebody had to die to spare you and your Church some embarrassment.

    It's October, 1956.

  • And I wouldnae get all conscience-stricken aboot it: the guy's scum.

    It's October, 1956.

  • Apart, that is, from my own pleasure, plus the facts that I'd be doin 'the world a favour and I wouldnae get caught.

    It's October, 1956.

  • Then again, maybe that wouldnae be necessary, because you'd have just shot yourself with the gun that killed David Sanderson, a name the polis would subsequently find on a file just a few feet from your already stinkin 'corpse.'

    It's October, 1956.

  • Apart, that is, from my own pleasure, plus the facts that I'd be doin 'the world a favour and I wouldnae get caught.

    Boiling a Frog

  • Then again, maybe that wouldnae be necessary, because you'd have just shot yourself with the gun that killed David Sanderson, a name the polis would subsequently find on a file just a few feet from your already stinkin 'corpse.'

    Boiling a Frog

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