2nd February 2024
Thrawn: adjective. (Of people) obstinate, intractable.
Local Aviemore Olympian, Lesley McKenna, featured in an interesting YouTube video a couple of weeks ago titled ‘Thrawn: a stubbornly Scottish snow film’. If you’ve not already seen it it’s an enjoyable watch which celebrates Lesley’s love for most things to do with snow in Scotland. It approaches the climate change issue head on – which is depressing, of course – but you are left feeling positive about Scottish winter hill-going folk’s indominatable spirit, fortitude and that very Scottish characteristic, thrawness.
Another local in the news. Our very own King-ussie Kong – the Japanese macaque known as Honshu and usually resident in our nearby zoo – made a bid for freedom and lived off the land for 5 days before succumbing to the lure of a Yorkshire pudding in my village. The zoo SWAT team, assisted by aerial reconnaissance, ended his sojourn with a tranquilliser dart in a nearby garden.
Perhaps of Japanese extraction but without doubt proper thrawn.
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