Happy Burns Day!
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5186 posts, RR: 33 Posted Sun Jan 25 2009 06:07:36 UTC (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1841 times:
250 years ago today, Scotlands national poet Rabbie Burns, was born. Burns suppers will be taking place all over the world to celebrate the birth of one of the worlds most famous poets.
Will anyone else be celebrating the traditional way, with a dinner of Haggis, neeps and tatties, washed down with a wee dram of Whisky? Anyone planning to attend a Burns Supper?
YouTube: Address Tae A Haggis
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.
His knife see Rustic-labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright
Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Then, horn for horn they stretch an' strive,
Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,
Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve
Are bent like drums;
Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
Is there that owre his French _ragout_
Or olio that wad stow a sow,
Or fricasee wad mak her spew
Wi' perfect sconner
Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
On sic a dinner?
Poor devil! See him owre his trash,
As feckless as a wither'd rash,
His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit;
Thro' bluidy flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!
But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread,
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He'll mak it whissle;
An' legs, an' arms, an' heads will sned,
Like taps o' thrissle.
Ye Pow'rs wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o' fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware,
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer,
Gie her a Haggis!
That'll teach you
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5522 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted
Sun Jan 25 2009 20:01:30 UTC (5 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1764 times:
A day for me? Exxxcellent!
Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10350 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted
Sun Jan 25 2009 22:18:05 UTC (5 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
Actually did go to a Steakhouse/Grill tonight for dinner that was celebrating it. There was a bagpipe band (or whatever you call them) there, who played a few songs in each of the seating rooms. Was quite good and entertaining:
How can I be an admiral without my cap??!
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9546 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted
Mon Jan 26 2009 06:39:53 UTC (5 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1705 times:
Quoting Nighthawk ( Thread starter): Will anyone else be celebrating the traditional way, with a dinner of Haggis, neeps and tatties, washed down with a wee dram of Whisky?
Sort of: Sainsbury's haggis truffles (like Scotch eggs but with haggis instead of egg), neeps and tatties, preceded by a couple of Whisky Macs.
Daleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted
Mon Jan 26 2009 10:01:03 UTC (5 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1678 times:
3 replies shows that nobody cares about the scottish and their silly days.
Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.