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BBC - Travel - Scotland’s little-known fourth "language"

BBC – Travel – Scotland’s little-known fourth “language”

“Slaverin, slubberin, gibberin, gabberin, roon wi a wallop, a sklyter, a sweel,” recited the poet. “Yonder’s the burn – in its bairnhood, it’s blabberin. Heich-lowpin puddock, wi virr in its heel…” Sheena Blackhall, a celebrated laureate from Garthdee, a suburb south of Aberdeen, was in her element performing the opening stanza of her poem. She …

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BBC - Travel - Waldeinsamkeit: Germany's cherished forest tradition

BBC – Travel – Waldeinsamkeit: Germany’s cherished forest tradition

Everybody is at it in Germany. They’re doing it in the trees in the Black Forest. Out in the magical Harz Mountains. In the national parks of Bavaria when silhouetted in the moonlight. And in the city centre woodlands of Berlin and Munich. Sometimes when completely nude, too. This isn’t a story about the sex …

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