Monday, March 13, 2006
Kilty By Suspicion: A Reader Writes
Further to the item (below) regarding the midi-skirt worn by the Senior Retainer, Mr McConnell, I received a note from a Mr McGregor, enclosing a picture of a painting in the Museum of Art Decoratif in Bordeaux. Mr McGregor writes: "It reminds me of someone; I was hoping with your extensive knowledge and expertise of men in gender- challenging kilts you might be able to suggest a name ( or two?) to jog my age and alcohol depleted brain."
It is, I agree, an intriguing picture, and a rather agreeable one. It reminds me of an edition of Thingummijig.
Mr McGregor also complains that the BBC, in its advertisements for a documentary on Oor Wullie, pronounced the word "whit" as "wheat", and "crivvens" as "cree-vins". I spent the last four days in the bunker, waiting for the storm to pass, and missed these calumnies, but I cannot say I am surprised by them. It has long been my contention that if our country's most famous actor, Sir Sean Connery, cannot manage a Scottish accent, there is little hope for the rest of us.