I've probably bungled the story, but it's something like that. The Broons family features two older sons, Hen and Joe, and two grown-up daughters, Daphne and Maggie. There's a lot of play made of the contrast between her and Daphne. I have to buy my own and no one gives a rats a__. Thanks for the visit :). IF you’re stumped for ideas for Christmas gifts this year, what about a Limited Edition Broons or Oor Wullie Screen print for that someone who’s always difficult to please? Mostly single handed too. Print subscribers of The Scotsman are entitled to any version of the app to suit their device as part of their subscription. When I was a kid I thought they were a real family -- but they are. prettydarkhorse from US on November 24, 2009: hi Dave, it is exciting and entertaining learning a lot about other cultures, now at least I know one of them now, Thanks, Maita. Dave McClure (author) from Kyle, Scotland on May 20, 2008: Thanks Haldane - The Broons (& Oor Wullie) are a great Scottish institution. They feature full articles, videos and picture galleries plus the ability to browse through complete downloadable editions of the paper which can also be read offline later. Littel wei was also commonly used in this period, meaning âa little thing or little amountâ. The Broons and Oor Wullie have been the much … It is derived from the Old English waeg describing the weight of an object, a word also used to refer to a quantity or an amount. Tony McGregor from South Africa on February 06, 2011: Fascinating! Made in London | British Classic Comics | Vintage Magazines | Wartime British comics, UK Comics The Broons, Oor Wullie, DC Thomson | Cartoon posters for sale buy now When lanky Hen does a hilarious version of the Twist it gives John Cleese … The Bairn – The youngest of the family at three or four years of age. As with Oor Wullie, Watkins left the location of the strips un-named, although the Broons' tenement is located on Glebe Street, a commonly used name in many Scottish towns. It's how we refer to my nephews and nieces. Dudley D Watkins was a genius at producing highly detailed and funny drawings. There are four standard Broons storylines: 1. "I've got the bairn today", "I'm going round to see the bairn", and everyone always somehow knows which bairn … Bairn remains part of Scottish culture thanks to a famous Scottish family - The Broons. Jimmy - Yes, nice one. The family town home is in Glebe Street which, though a common … All orders are custom … Dave McClure (author) from Kyle, Scotland on July 27, 2008: You've probably found it already, but if not, you need to visit http://www.thatsbraw.co.uk/ for the official history. Legends. Derived from wee, meaning little, and ane meaning one, wean is a word most commonly used in the West of Scotland to refer to a young child, and is sometimes also spoken as wee yin or âlittle oneâ. The bairn is the youngest member of "The Broons" family, but in spite of her tender age she often exhibits considerable wisdom. The Scottish cartoon family features a huge cast of maws, paws, granpaws, brothers, sisters, and the baby of the bunch - the bairn. When: 7th November 2016 to 12th November 2016 Location: Theatre Royal. He's best described as an aging delinquent. neat hub, new thing to me. Beautiful land. However, wee was not used as an adjective until the middle of the 15th century, after which it was combined with ane to create wean. Award-winning Scottish playwright Rob Drummond brings the infamous characters Granpaw, Paw and Maw Broon, Hen and Joe, Daphne, Maggie, Horace, the Twins and the Bairn … Why are they not screaming to the dailies to feature yours and now mine Broon Family? There can be few Scots of a certain age who don't remember waiting their turn on a Sunday morning to devour the Fun Section of the Sunday Post - the weekly fix of The Broons, Oor Wullie, Nosey Parker, Lord Snooty, and the collection of terrible jokes. Dave McClure (author) from Kyle, Scotland on June 02, 2010: And still going strong, I think? I wonder if I still have the link. Dave McClure (author) from Kyle, Scotland on November 24, 2009: Good morning Maita - So, which Broon would you like to be? The Broons. Jimmy the jock from Scotland on December 31, 2007: nice hub Paraglider i also wrote a hub about the Broons and Oor wullie hope you like lol.....jimmy. It is not known specifically at what time bairn was first used, although it appeared in the famous epic poem Beowulf which was written in the late Anglo-Saxon period between 800 and 1100 AD. More than once he's been brought home in a wheelbarrow. They are a family of nine, ranging from Granpaw Broon to the Bairn (bairn is a small child in the … prettydarkhorse from US on November 25, 2009: hi Dave, I would like to be between Daphne and Maggie, can I be one! High quality The Broons gifts and merchandise. Derived from the Old English word bearn, meaning child or descendent, bairn has its roots in Old Saxon and Old High German, and is used in some parts of North East England and Yorkshire as well as eastern Scotland.