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  • Ian Brockbank

    Ian Brockbank June 5, 2006, 3:27 p.m. (Message 45454)

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

    Hi Lara,
    
    > They assumed it was a Scottish usage.
    
    It does indeed seem to be peculiar to us here north of the border.  It is
    even found strange by the English (for example my wife).  But it is a very
    useful construction, which has a slightly different sense to "outside" -
    it's the opposite of "within".
    
    Cheers,
    
    Ian Brockbank
    Edinburgh, Scotland
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