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Saturday, 18 July 2020

Contagion - Episode 9

Captain Bold, Chief McPhail, Mike Maseko, Hap Hazard and Dr Scope meet in the Engineering Lab.
Episode 9 Comic
Where is Mr Hazard? Can the team get the ship charged and escape the star pox? More to come in Magpie of Space.

Glaswegian Glossary

Aroon - around
Teensy - smaller than wee
Oerdae - overdo
Naewhere - nowhere
Sma - small
Whit - what
Poke - pocket or small bag


Sunday, 5 July 2020

Contagion - Episode 8

The command team meet in the ship's conference room.

Will the Chief's new plan get the Magpie free of Station AE104? Will Lt Hap Hazard finally get a gun? Will Commander Maseko be able to keep Hazard from being a hazard? These questions and many others might get an answer next time in Magpie of Space.

Glaswegian Glossary

See earlier episodes for more.

Verra - very
Huv - have (variant)
Jist - just
Oor - our
Wee - small
O - of
Staunin - standing
Teeny - tiny
Meikle - small (in a subtly different way from wee)
Wilna - will not
Masel - myself
Twa - two


Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Contagion - Episode 7

Chief Engineer McPhail's robots stand in the docking port, ready to enter Station AE104 and find a way of recharging the Magpie's engines.


What has Chief McPhail got in mind? Keep following Magpie of Space.

Glaswegian Glossary

See Episode 6 for more words.

yersels - yourselves
wid - would
shooer - shower
clankin - clanking
pail - bucket
whit - what
nivver - never
dae - do
wummin - woman

Monday, 1 June 2020

Contagion - Episode 6

Chief Dina McPhail addresses her robot crew members, accompanied by Dr Zoe Scope. The robots look a little uneasy.
Translation notes for non-Glaswegians follow.


Dina is from Glasgow, a descendent of a whole line of McPhail ship's engineers. For those of you unacquainted with Glaswegian Scots, here is a little glossary.

 Dinna Do not  Oany Any 
 Fear Be afraid of  Sae So
 Thon The third version of "this" and "that,"
used here to mean "the" with the context of a topical subject,
not exactly translatable into English
 A I
 Youse Plural of ye, English you Doonloadit Downloaded
 Ur Are Intae Into
 Canna Cannot Yer Your
 Aye Yes Hae Have
 Tae To Nae No
 Oan on Findin Finding
 Noo Now Chargin Charging
 Huvnae Have not Gang Go
  Aheid Ahead

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Contagion - Episode 5

Monday morning (AE104 Time) and Dr Scope calls up the Station Commander’s Office on her view-screen.

Looks like we'll need those robots.