Then there was ‘licht’.

The electrifying of the North East of Scotland was the occasion for many great tales, but the one I like the best is this:

One ‘auld bodie’ having gotten in the ‘licht’ some months past, was approached one day by a lady from the ‘Power’, to ask why it was that her bill was so low. In fact it was nearly zero. Once the auld wumman understood what the inquiry was about, the answer came quick and clear.
“Oh, that’s nae bother,” she said, “a jist pit on the licht, t’see t’licht ma caunles.”


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