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Sorry

Author(s): Wendy de Rusett

Copyright holder(s): Wendy de Rusett

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Wee hert
Said “tak”
Insteid o “take”.
Wee moo
Said “Sorry!”

Bricht een
Lookit up,
For fear she hid
Affrontit me.

Wee voice
Said “take”
Instead o “tak”,
Tae please.

Wee sowel
Apologised,
An gey near
Gart me greet.

Wee craiter,
Raivelt,
An sae early
In the day.

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Information about Document 584

Sorry

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Text audience

Adults (18+)
General public
Audience size 1000+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 2001
Word count 48

Text medium

Other Exhibition of mixed media, Duff House, Banff, Sept. 2004

Text setting

Education
Leisure/entertainment

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 733
Forenames Wendy
Surname de Rusett
Gender Female
Educational attainment University
Age left school 18
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism with a strong agnostic background.
Occupation Drama teacher in Primary Schools
Place of birth Aberdeen
Region of birth Aberdeen
Birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Country of birth Scotland
Father's occupation University Lecturer
Father's country of birth England
Mother's occupation Housewife
Mother's place of birth Buckie
Mother's region of birth Moray
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Mry
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
Arabic Yes Yes Yes Yes A little.
English Yes Yes Yes Yes Mother tongue, daily use.
French Yes Yes Yes Yes Fluent, used for teaching drama
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic No Yes No No A little, mainly for singing
German Yes Yes Yes Yes A little.
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes Learner, in community, occ. for literature
Turkish Yes Yes Yes Yes A little.

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