The Scotsman reports …
Hing on a minty! A university has launched a Doric course in a bid to elevate the dialect from its associations with humour and ‘hame’ and place it on an equal footing with other languages. Doric, a form of North East Scots that is spoken by 49 per cent of people in Aberdeenshire, will now be taught to undergraduates at Aberdeen University with the course counting towards a student’s degree.
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