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Artemis@BC
01-25-2011, 05:18 PM
Happy Robbie Burns Day!

"O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!"

orientalplane
01-25-2011, 05:29 PM
Burns wrote and collected some very rude poems. Here's one of my favourites:

"Nine Inch Will Please A Lady" by Robert Burns

Come rede me dame, come tell me, dame,
My dame come tell me truly,
What length o' graith, when weel ca'd hame,
Will sair a woman duly?
The carlin clew her wanton tail,
Her wanton tail sae ready -
I learn'd a sang in Annandale,
Nine inch will please a lady.


But for a koontrie **** like mine,
In sooth, we're nae sae gentle;
We'll take tway thumb-bread to the nine,
And tha's a sonsy pintle;
O leeze me on my Charlie lad,
I'll ne'er forget my Charlie!
Tway roarin handfu's and a daud,
He nidge't it in fu' rarely.


But weary fa' the laithron doup
And may it ne'er ken thrivin!
It's no the length that maks me loup,
But it's the double drivin.-
Come nidge me, Tam, come nidge me Tam,
Come nidge me o'er the nyvel!
Come lowse and lug your battering ram,
And thrash him at my gyvel!


:grope: :biggrinbo

milanessa
01-25-2011, 05:36 PM
Éirinn go Brách! - Oh, wait. ;)

Artemis@BC
01-25-2011, 05:50 PM
Éirinn go Brách! - Oh, wait. ;)

:lol: Come back in a couple of months.

Mozart
01-25-2011, 06:20 PM
Oh my luve is like a red, red rose,

That's newly sprung in June:

Oh my luve is like the melodie,

That's sweetly play'd in tune.


As fair art thou, my bonie lass,

So deep in luve am I;

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

Till a' the seas gang dry.


Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,

And the rocks melt wi' the sun;

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

While the sands o' life shall run.


And fare thee weel, my only luve!

And fare thee weel a while!

And I will come again, my luve,

Tho' it were ten thousand mile!

Squibble
01-25-2011, 10:12 PM
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.

Artemis@BC
01-25-2011, 10:27 PM
^ I've been told it's sacrilege (not to mention ironic) to say the Selkirk Grace when you're serving vegetarian haggis. :D But we do use the "Address to a Haggis," even tho veggie haggis doesn't usually have "hurdies."

Squibble
01-25-2011, 10:41 PM
I've been told it's sacrilege (not to mention ironic) to serve vegetarian haggis when you're saying the Selkirk Grace. :P

Lanie
01-25-2011, 11:48 PM
I was going to go to a Burns Night at a pub in LA but they're not doing much of anything. No pipes, no readings, just samples of food for too much money. :mad:

Artemis@BC
01-26-2011, 12:12 AM
^ That's too bad, Lanie. But if you hop in your car or on a train now, you can get here in time for the annual "Gung Haggis Fat Choy (http://www.gunghaggis.com/)" Toddish McWong dinner -- a celebration that blends the traditions of Burns night & Chinese New Year. It's very Vancouver!

Lanie
01-26-2011, 12:20 AM
^ That's too bad, Lanie. But if you hop in your car or on a train now, you can get here in time for the annual "Gung Haggis Fat Choy (http://www.gunghaggis.com/)" Toddish McWong dinner -- a celebration that blends the traditions of Burns night & Chinese New Year. It's very Vancouver!

Let's see, it would take me a good 21 hours to get there. :rofl:

Artemis@BC
01-26-2011, 12:22 AM
Let's see, it would take me a good 21 hours to get there. :rofl:

It's on Jan 30 -- traditionally held sometime between Robbie Burns day and the start of Chinese New Year (the latter being late this year).

Lanie
01-26-2011, 12:54 AM
It's on Jan 30 -- traditionally held sometime between Robbie Burns day and the start of Chinese New Year (the latter being late this year).

Maybe I could make it if I had a passport! ;) That would be sooo much fun.

JasperBoy
01-26-2011, 01:13 AM
Oh, that Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner is amazing. I have never attended, but watch the website a lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDeyfm1NiDA

Didn't Todd Wong win an award for multicultural services last year? He's quite a guy.

kimkom
01-26-2011, 02:02 AM
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.

I have this in a beautiful frame in my dining room. My grandfather left it to me when he died, and it means everything to me. :)

My mom's was due to give birth to me today, and my name was going to be Robin, after Robbie Burns. Unfortunately, I decided to laze around for a few more days. :lol: