|Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 18):|
So one hears - there were even rumours of paid (and legal) employment. He is writing a book about his experiences - "From Ned To Chav - The 12 Steps To Burberry Success". Of course it won't be a very LONG book, and will consist of mostly thumbprints and pencilled grafitti, but for Scotland, that's Literature !
This is the one where the publisher, for the first time in history, had to have the title ghost-written, isn't it? Understandable really. Kirkie's counting technique follows the "1, 2, 3, Many" school of thought, so someone obviously had to help him out there. Equally, there are two words with more than one syllable, and he wouldn't know about them. The story was that Penguin gave up right about the point they got into a long and fruitless explanation to him about what "syllable" meant, for the same reason.
Nevertheless, it did win the Book prize in Scotland (re-named from England due to a certain food distribution company having the same difficulty re: number of syllables) where it defeated "Och, Who Yooz Lookin' At?" (a sociological survey) and "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson, which was erroneously placed in the foreign language section due to the inability of the population to get past the third word of the title.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.