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Thread #129637   Message #2912411
Posted By: Rob Naylor
23-May-10 - 05:37 AM
Thread Name: May the best song win
Subject: RE: May the best song win.....
Johnny J: Dearie me, apparently it's not a correct word (Old Scottish, I believe)according to most English dictionaries but I used it to mean "outside" or "separate from".........

"Without" might be used too but the meaning would be slightly different to what I was trying to convey.

I would have used "outwith" in that context too. I don't think it's particularly Scottish, though, as I've used it and heard it used in England fairly often over the last few decades.