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    Today on Scottish Twitter: Shell asks poet laureate of profanity Irvine Welsh “not to swear.”  

    Jonny Diamond

    January 21, 2020, 10:59am

    Can you imagine running a corporate Twitter account and publicly asking Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh not to swear? If you can, maybe you are “Sara” from @ShellEnergy. As people often now do when faced with the infuriatingly scripted, labyrinthine misinformation of corporate customer support Welsh decided to go public about an issue with his bill. And, being Irvine Welsh, he was a wee bit salty about it. If you haven’t spent any time on Scottish Twitter, you’re missing out: Scots dinnae gie a fuck about your station or your sense of propriety, and they will come for your pomposity and performed civility every single time. (In lovingly transliterated dialect that you may or may not ken.) It also doesn’t help if you’re a diabolically powerful multinational corporation that bears significant responsibility for destroying the planet. (Honestly, poor Sara.)

    Here is the tweet that started it all…

    And herein are the best of the replies (as screen shots for your viewing enjoyment). As you might imagine, the whole thread is awash in Trainspotting references and, well, fucks.

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