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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Haggis, neeps, tatties and a wee drop o' the water-of-life to one an' all!

Crivens, is it here a'ready? Seems no' a moment sin' I wiz nursin' ma heid frae Hogmanay an' a' of a sudden that Burns laddie sez it's his turn agin, the wee scunner! So break oot the poetry an' raise a glass tae the true bard... no' that poncey sassenach laddie from Stratford, y'ken - him wi' the funny way o' spellin' an' a'. Ah'm talkin' aboot the man his-sel'! Oor Rabbie!!

Whit? Which wan o' yez shouted "Williams"? Awa' an' bile yer heid, ye twat!

Slàinte m'dears!

19 Comments:

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 5:59:00 pm, Blogger fatmammycat said...

Sigh, ni thuigim aóin focal. Agus anois thá mi chéann briste.

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 6:18:00 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

i had forgotten about that!

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 9:04:00 pm, Blogger Foot Eater said...

Shakespeare's from the East End?

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 9:13:00 pm, Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

I'll be oot today buyin' a bottle of the the good stuff to raise a glass to Rabbie. I can't believe I understood this. Maybe there is something to this gene thing. One of the explanations for the name "Beane" is it is derived from the Galic for water of life. Works for me.

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 10:06:00 pm, Blogger Philip said...

"Great chieftain of the pudding race", indeed. That picture doesn't even look like Gordon Brown.

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:50:00 pm, Blogger justin barker said...

Ah I see today's the day. Well enjoy.

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 1:28:00 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

in honour of this day for all things scotia, i decided to do a post abusing our beloved leader

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:31:00 am, Blogger the anti-barney said...

Enjoy

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:53:00 am, Blogger fatmammycat said...

Water of life is uísce beatha. Have a good time.

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 4:44:00 am, Blogger Dr Maroon said...

ooskeeva

O Scotia! my dear, my native soil!
For whom my warmest wish to Heaven is sent!
Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil
Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content!
And O! may Heaven their simple lives prevent
From Luxury's contagion, weak and vile!
Then, howe'er crowns and coronets be rent,
A virtuous populace may rise the while,
And stand a wall of fire around their much-lov'd Isle


For auld lang syne me boy!

Regards,
AHK

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 7:53:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

FMC, I must confess that I didn't pay much attention to Galic lessons at school... much to my chagrin now.

Footsie, you all sound the same to us anyway (*snigger*)

MacBean, the Bean possibly derives from the beatha part of the phrase (as noted by FMC), which means 'life'...

Philip, nice...

Justin & A-B, cheers... I did!

Tubby - I'll be there in a mo...

And Doc - why are you sober enough to even manage that?

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 1:20:00 pm, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Jeez....! Can't even spell it properly! That should, of course, have read Gaelic. Although in my defence it is actually pronounced Ga-lic ('ae' makes a clipped 'ah' sound in Scots gaelic, dontcha know)

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 1:58:00 pm, Blogger Binty McShae said...

FMC, I'm racking my brain..... I know "ni thuigim" is 'I don't understand' and I'm pretty sure "aóin focal" is 'a single word', which presumably pertains to my post. But "Agus anois thá mi chéann briste"? "Agus" is 'and', "thá mi" is 'I am'. "bris" means 'break', so I am assuming "briste" is 'broken'....

"I don't understand a single word. And ______ I am _________ broken"

Don't leave me hanging, FMC, fill in those blanks!

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 8:47:00 pm, Anonymous SexyBeauty said...

I think FMC means she has a headache! And now my head is broken!

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 10:42:00 pm, Blogger fatmammycat said...

Thank you SB, that was exactly what I said, and how I felt trying to work out all that Burnesque writing, although I enjoyed saying it out loud-accent be damned.
Strange thing is Binty, I didn't pay that much heed to Gaelic in school either, but now as I get older I am taking it up again. Part of the old culture I don't want to abandon. Now, I am not word perfect by a long shot, but hopefully by the end of this year I will be totally fluent with regard to conversation. But it is bloomin' hard!

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 11:12:00 pm, Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

I guess the misspelling is my fault. I did the bad "Galic". If anyone is intrested (wouldn't blame you if you weren't) another expanation for the name is our descendence from Donaldbane (I don't know if I spelled that right either but I'm just simple mountain folk).

 
At Friday, January 27, 2006 6:48:00 am, Blogger Sarah said...

gurrrrr...

that right thar is secsay.

good thing i don't live in scotland, i would spend all my time wanking to the sounds of the locals. DAMN IT!

 
At Friday, January 27, 2006 9:48:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Sexy, thanks....

FMC, I'll have to get learning again too, then we can annoy everyone else by conversing that way!

Mac, I'm always interested!

And Sarah.... possibly more info than necessary, but at least we know why you hang around with us all now!

 
At Friday, January 27, 2006 10:31:00 am, Blogger Sarah said...

;o)

 

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