Have you been clyping on anyone? Are you a clype? It’s not a good look to be telling tales on your friends, or even your enemies.


A clype gets no respect in Scotland as someone who tells tales on their friends, or indeed their enemies. It’s a common cultural no-no in many parts of the world to indulge in clyping whatever the local terminology is. Whether you are in the school playground and just making yourself a wee bit unpopular, or risking death by grassing up the local gangster, it’s one where you have to weigh up the consequences. I suppose it depends on whether you’re just making trouble or doing the right thing.

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