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    Scots Wha Hae

    Happy Robbie Burns Day!

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

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    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!


    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    Éirinn go Brách! - Oh, wait.
    3539 and counting.

    Slightly Wounding Banana list cont: MacMadame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanessa View Post
    Éirinn go Brách! - Oh, wait.
    Come back in a couple of months.

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    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!
    The mind of the performer is a very strange thing.
    ~James Galway

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    No Burns Supper Would Be Complete Without The Selkirk Grace

    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.

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    ^ I've been told it's sacrilege (not to mention ironic) to say the Selkirk Grace when you're serving vegetarian haggis. But we do use the "Address to a Haggis," even tho veggie haggis doesn't usually have "hurdies."

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    I've been told it's sacrilege (not to mention ironic) to serve vegetarian haggis when you're saying the Selkirk Grace.

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    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.

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    ^ 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" Toddish McWong dinner -- a celebration that blends the traditions of Burns night & Chinese New Year. It's very Vancouver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    ^ 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" 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    Let's see, it would take me a good 21 hours to get there.
    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).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    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.

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    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.
    Last edited by JasperBoy; 01-26-2011 at 01:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squibble View Post
    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.
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