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Scottish government tries to translate Burns Night into Gaelic ... and ends up getting scorched


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An official Scottish government social media account wished Scots all over the world “Oidhche Losgadh Sona”, in what was supposed to be a translation of “Happy Burns Night” on Tuesday, alongside an image of a traditional supper of haggis, neeps and tatties.

However, the patriotic tweet, issued to almost 5,000 followers by the nationalist government’s devolved rural affairs department, backfired when it emerged that “Losgadh” was not Robert Burns’ Gaelic surname but the word for a physical injury caused by heat or chemicals.


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