Beyond these, some word-lists and near-dictionaries (word lists whose methodology has obviously been influenced, possibly intuitively, by dictionaries) are also available, ranging from the excellent Buchan Claik
(BC), written with considerable wit and thought by two writers from the north-east, one from a farming, the other a fishing, background, through the occasionally eccentric 'In my ain words ': an East Neuk Vocabulary (ENV), compiled by someone local to the East Neuk of Fife, with considerable connections to the fishing trade, for a heavily illustrated booklet, to the sketchy As spoken in Berwick: the unique dialect.
Avoiding the clacking tongues, however, is impossible: "You might hide with your lass on the top of Ben Nevis and have your bit pleasure there, but ten to one when you got up to go home there'd be Mistress Munro or some claik
of her kidney, near sniggering herself with delight at your shame" (79).
Claik is a former Democrat who switched parties out of disgust with Bill Clinton; he now says he is a Bush man.
For several months, he has been running a presidential campaign of exquisitely calibrated nonspecificity for the Frank Claiks of the country, folks who like winners more than they care about the finer points of policy.