Friday, January 26, 2007

One for Dad

Happy Burns Night-as-was!

Up yer kilt!

............though with Glasgow at -8 today, I expect they were all wearing their thermals last night!


nzm said...

On honour of Burns and all things scottish, we watched So I married an axe murderer last night and laughed our heads off.

Easy to see where Mike Myers got his Austin Powers' Fat Bastard character from!

MamaDuck said...

Er.... I haven't seen Axe Murderer, and could not bring myself to sit through Austin Powers......

Care to comment on this apparent slur on the Scottish character, Papa? A manifestation of some sassenach black legend, or The Actual Truth, which you have hidden from your impressionable daughter all these years?

NZM, Please note that the following was addressed to a haggis, not a Scot!

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang's my arm.

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o need,
While thro your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.