As one who was encouraged by my father to acquire "the dictionary habit", I always enjoy the Scots word of the week.
It was with some surprise, therefore, that, in highlighting the word "papingo" (The Herald, November 17), Chris Robinson failed to mention the obvious synonym – popinjay.
George F Campbell,
26 Bruce Road, Pollokshields.
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