Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Nac Mac Feegle

The Nac Mac Feegle (or the Wee Free Men) are a creation of the great genius Sir Terence Pratchett. Always up for a fight or a drink (or an opportunity to rustle a large farmyard animal), these little blue men pop up in several of Pratchett’s Discworld books. And they were the subject of conversation this morning. Namely, what nationality are they (loosely) based on? The options put forward were Scottish (of course) or Irish. Personally, I think the ‘Mac’ and the ‘crivens’, the clans, the accents, this article on Wiki, and the red hair and kilts all favour a Scottish descent. However, I fully accept that, despite being female, I am occasionally wrong. Please vote in the poll on the left and let me know what you think!

2 comments:

The Great PhD Experiment said...

Let's be right about this, definately Scottish but in the true sense of the term. After all, Scot means 'man from Ireland'...

Mylissa said...

Pedantry...

So which will you vote for in the poll then? I haven't given you an option for both or other!