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  • L. Friedman-Shedlov

    L. Friedman-Shedlov June 1, 2006, 6:07 p.m. (Message 45446)

    Re: Divided by a common language (was Reels and Hornpipes)

    Speaking of being "divided by a commone language" . . .
    Some of you may have seen the survey recently sent out by RSCDS 
    headquarters on "issues outwith Scotland."  It asks for feedback on ways 
    in which RSCDS can better serve overseas members, but ironically, many of 
    the members of our board (including one who is from the UK) did not have 
    any idea what "outwith" meant.  One person guessed it meant "in regards 
    to."  Personally I thought it was pretty easy to tell from the context 
    that "outwith" means "outside," but obviously, it wasn't that obvious for 
    everyone.  So, a survey meant to seek input from those outside Scotland 
    was unintelligible to (at least some of) the very audience it was aimed 
    at.  ;-)
    Lara Friedman-Shedlov
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Lara Friedman~Shedlov               "Librarians -- Like Google, but                       warm-blooded"

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