I think Scots Gaelic developed from the Irish, so they changed a few pronunciations along the way. Kind of like UK and US English perhaps? Or maybe us Scots are just awkward people who do things just to be stubborn Kind of like Merida herself?!
DH is 1/4 Irish and 1/4 Scottish, and I'm 1/2 Irish so between us we've got a good bit of hardheadedness going for us. We jokingly argue about who the kids got their headstrong ways from and in all truth it's both of us but it's fun to prove our stubborn natures by saying "he got it from you!" "No you're more stubborn! No you are!"
I thought of a song last night that made me laugh as I thought of this thread. "The Sweater" In which it tells of a teen girl who has just pulled over her head the sweater belonging to a boy. The song's very tongue in cheek but this part really kind of made me think of the thread.
Girls, I know you will understand this and feel the intrinsic incredible emotion
You have just pulled over your head the worn, warm sweater belonging to a boy
Now, you haven't had a passionate kissing session or anything,
but you got to go on a camping trip with him and eight other people from school
And you practically slept together, your sleeping bag right next to his
And you woke in the night to watch him as he slept
but you couldn't see anything 'cause it was dark
so you just laid there and listened to his breathing and wondered if your heart might burst
The sweater has that faintly goat-like smell which all teenage boys possess,
and that smell will lovingly transfer to all your other clothes
If you get to keep it for a few days you can sleep with it
but don't let your mom see, 'cause she'll say,
"what is that filthy thing, and who does it belong to besides the trash man?"
So you have to keep it under the covers with you
You can kind of lie it beside you,
or wrap it around your waist,
or touch it on your legs,
or whatever That's your business
Then later in the song the girl finds out the boy didn't mean to give it to her and he's been looking for it all weekend and wants it back.
But not before she sees the label. 100% acrylic.