US Election: watch Scots poet's unique prediction for Trump v Biden

A young poet who has recently taken Twitter by storm with her ‘Scots word of the day’ has incorporated her own Trump vs Biden prediction in one of her daily posts.

Len Pennie, more often known as Pennie or by her social media name Miss Punny Pennie, chose the term “bide” for her followers on Tuesday morning.

Proving her lexical talent, the 21-year-old subtly hinted at her reason behind choosing the Scots word for her apposite post.

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In her video message she said: “Scots word of the day today is bide.

“This is a verb which means to live, stay or reside in a particular place or location.

"An example sentence is: tae ma American friends, don't worry about the election today, I'm sure no matter who wins, the right person for the job will end up... bidin in the White House.”

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Pennie’s Twitter following boomed after she posted a video of herself reading her poem ‘I’m no havin’ children’, which is half written in Scots, in October this year.

Joe Biden, Miss Punny Pennie and Donald Trump picture: suppliedJoe Biden, Miss Punny Pennie and Donald Trump picture: supplied
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Currently studying Spanish at St Andrews University, the young linguist has a passion for languages, particularly Scots which she is campaigning to keep alive by teaching her fellow social media followers about the minority language.

When lockdown hit in March, Pennie, who is originally from Airdrie, was furloughed from her job and turned to learning a new Scots word each day with her spare time.

She then felt impassioned to share her new findings on social media each day and went on to record herself reciting her own Scots poem which has been shared thousands of times on Twitter.

Now with almost 20k followers, the young Scot is keeping her followers coming with her witty video tutorials of new Scots words where she teaches viewers how to pronounce them and use them in a sentence.

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