Even without a dictionary you can still speak in Ulster-Scots. All you have to do is to talk English with the broadest Ballymena or North Antrim accent you can muster.Don't worry about making mistakes. Nobody will notice. I've been making up cod Ulster-Scots in this column for ages and nobody has notices any mistakes. In fact making up codology has been good craic.They don't have anything like Ulster-Scots in Scotland. That's because it would be considered too embarassing there, even for Scotland. Of course it's embarassing here too but no matter how severe the cringe-factor, anything is deemed to be worth it to counter the promotion of Irish.
Londonderry has been chosen as the first United Kingdom City of Culture. I do hope that this drivel in the Derry Journal is not a reflection of the cultural life of the city, I really do. A city of culture should be an inclusive city that embraces cultural diversity, including the culture of the Ulster-Scots.