Those with an interest in the dialects of the British Isles should check out Shetland For Wirds, an excellent new web site dedicated to promoting and preserving the Scots language of Shetland. As the web site explains, the unique Shetland dialect has both Nordic and Scottish roots. The SFW really is a complete resource for the linguaphile with an extensive online dictionary, lyrics and audio to well-known songs and a whole section devoted to proverbs and sayings split out by category. Here's one of our favourites: "Never greet for onything at canna greet for you" i.e. Don't grieve over the loss of material things.