a wee [bit] off!

St Margaret's Loch, Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Sept. 6, 2011Here’s an email from Ben, about my misuse and abuse of the Scottish adjective wee:

As a Scotsman, I was very happy to see your adoption of this great Scottish word, however I noticed in a few places you use it slightly wrongly – in particular, if you use it to describe a noun then you can say for example, “a wee problem”. However if you use it with an adjective you have to use the word “bit” after it – for example, we would say “it’s a wee bit rainy” and not “it’s a wee rainy”.

Ta’, Ben! I stand corrected.

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