Your correspondent R Russell Smith in contributing to the hung, hanged, hinged debate (Letters, August 2, 3 and 4) would have gladdened the heart of the late and great Bud Neil, author of the immortal lines to Spring:
The Snowdrop drips
The crocus croaks
And in my little windae box
A yelly daffy hings its heid–
It does indeed.
Oh! daff, could you but heid your hing,
Nae bother wad it be tae rhyme
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