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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Scottish only terms : kilt on 01/04/2012 17:36:45 MST Print View

For the rest of the world : skirt

We have had an influx of them Scots here of late.
Many end up in the building industry where we have strict safety laws (IE no drinking nor drug taking before lunch time,wearing sunglasses when perving and so on )
Now we need dress codes too.

Scots on Aussie construction site

BTW my thanks to the Romans for the pie idea ,we needed some gourmet food around here.
Franco

Edited by Franco on 01/04/2012 17:40:03 MST.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
terms on 01/04/2012 19:22:12 MST Print View

Haud yer wheest!

(I heard that a lot from my Mom... along with her reminding me that I was as thrawn as Dad).

Edited by Laurie_Ann on 01/04/2012 19:23:23 MST.

Chris C
(cvcass) - MLife

Locale: State of Jefferson
kilter here on 01/04/2012 20:23:14 MST Print View

That video was pretty funny, but the kilts represented were awfully short.
Bend at the knees man!

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Scottish only terms : kilt on 01/04/2012 21:11:36 MST Print View

Laurie
my grandma used to say " puttasock innit" , of course as every good Italian does, accompanied with emphatic gestures.
Chris
You should see the Irish plumbers clip. That cracks me up.

Franco

a b
(Ice-axe)
Hiker's Kilt on 01/04/2012 21:56:34 MST Print View

Following Colin Fletcher's 1st law of hiker dynamics.. "Give your Balls some air." :
I met two brave men in kilts on the Triple Crown.
The first was Sketch on the PCT in 2009.
The second was Handlebar on the CDT in 2010.
Sketch's kilt was a home made job i think.
Handlebar "sported" a Sportsman's kilt.
They were both much braver men than i will ever be.
In fact, i was sure Handlebar would be hunted down and runover by Rednecks in Wyoming.
Well that was before i had been to Wyoming. The locals are absolutely awesome there.
Sketch, on the other hand, had just enough "Hippy Weirdness" to pull it off without a second glance.
NO i never asked either of them.. or cared to know the "age old question"...
However, If it were me wearing a kilt, it would be commando all the way!

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Scottish only terms : kilt on 01/05/2012 14:09:49 MST Print View

I just showed this to my Scottish wife and she had a good laugh at it.

Stuart R
(Scunnered) - F

Locale: Scotland
Re: Re: Scottish only terms : kilt on 01/05/2012 15:04:01 MST Print View

I like that this thread is in the Chaff forum :-D

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Scots on 01/05/2012 21:34:55 MST Print View

Mom always called our Mountain Ash tree the Rowantree.

We always had wild and cultivated gowans in the garden... and ironically gowans are my favorite flower. In Canada and the US we call them daisies. I'm pretty sure they are called daisies in Scotland now too but gowan is a very old word.

I was named after a traditional Scottish song that was adapted from a poem in the 1600's

Maxwelton's braes are bonnie,
Where early fa's the dew,
'Twas there that Annie Laurie
Gi'ed me her promise true.
Gi'ed me her promise true -
Which ne'er forgot will be,
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I'd lay me down and dee.

Her brow is like the snaw-drift,
Her neck is like the swan,
Her face it is the fairest,
That 'er the sun shone on.
That 'er the sun shone on -
And dark blue is her e'e,
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I'd lay me down and dee.

Like dew on gowans lying,
Is the fa' o' her fairy feet,
And like winds, in simmer sighing,
Her voice is low and sweet.
Her voice is low and sweet -
And she's a' the world to me;
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I'd lay me down and dee.

The original poem was close to this version...

Maxwelton braes are bonnie, where early fa's the dew
Where me and Annie Laurie made up the promise true
Made up the promise true, and ne'er forget will I
And for bonnie Annie Laurie I'd lay doun my head and die
She's backit like the peacock, she's breistit like the swan
She's jimp aboot the middle, her waist ye weel may span
Her waist ye weel may span, and she has a rolling eye
And for bonnie Annie Laurie I'd lay doun my head and die.

Edited by Laurie_Ann on 01/05/2012 21:37:37 MST.

Christopher Chupka
(FatTexan) - M

Locale: NTX
Clan on 01/06/2012 10:15:10 MST Print View

Found out not to long ago that my family has some McNabb in it. Apparently were the ones involved in selling out Mel Gibson in that movie where he runs around all blue faced yelling "FREEDOM"!

Steofan The Apostate
(simaulius) - F

Locale: Bohemian Alps
Maxwelton braes are bonnie... on 01/06/2012 10:58:40 MST Print View

Thanks so much for the poem, Laurie Anne! I'll make it a point to remember that one.

Kilt-wise, I'll never wear one when hiking. There is a sad lack of hiking trails in this part of the midwest where the local police are wont to stop anyone thru-hiking on the backroads, a kilt would just add to the size of the "may I see your ID please" target that I seem to have pinned to my backpack.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Scottish on 01/06/2012 17:30:50 MST Print View

My Mom used to sing to me when I was wee. One of the songs was a Wee Deoch an Dorus... so when I was having Kaia I looked up the lyrics so I could sing it to her. Well... hello Scottish drinking song. I said to her "Um... Mom? What were you thinking?" She just about died laughing at me when I told her that I had looked it up on the internet.

A Wee Deoch an Dorus is basically Gaelic for a drink at the door or something like that.

Lyrics...

There's a good old Scottish custom that has stood the test o'time,
It's a custom that's been carried out in every land and clime.
When brother Scots are gathered, it's aye the usual thing,
Just before we say good night, we fill our cups and sing...

Chorus
Just a wee deoch an doris, just a wee drop, that's all.
Just a wee deoch an doris afore ye gang awa.
There's a wee wifie waitin' in a wee but an ben.
If you can say, "It's a braw bricht moonlicht nicht",
Then yer a'richt, ye ken.

Now I like a man that is a man; a man that's straight and fair.
The kind of man that will and can, in all things do his share.
Och, I like a man a jolly man, the kind of man, you know,
The chap that slaps your back and says, "Jock, just before ye go..."

A record that Mom and Dad used to play on occasion was for our antique electric Victrola. It was a one-sided 78 of a song by Will Fyffe who was "under the affluence of incohol" in the song.

Will Fyffe - I Belong to Glasgow

It's a wonder I don't have a drinking problem... lol.

Edited by Laurie_Ann on 01/06/2012 17:32:14 MST.

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
Scottish only terms : kilt on 01/08/2012 12:36:49 MST Print View

Gotta' be below 20 degrees for me NOT to wear my kilt.kilt

Chris C
(cvcass) - MLife

Locale: State of Jefferson
kilt in the snow on 01/08/2012 15:02:45 MST Print View

I crossed a snowfield once while wearing my kilt and got some sunburn where the sun doesn't shine because of the reflection off the snow...

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
sunburn on 01/08/2012 18:03:57 MST Print View

Ach no!

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Scottish only terms : kilt on 01/08/2012 20:21:05 MST Print View

I wonder if Chris has hot buns for Easter

Chris C
(cvcass) - MLife

Locale: State of Jefferson
Hot Cross Buns on 01/08/2012 21:07:24 MST Print View

Gotta love chaff!

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
up yer.... on 01/09/2012 07:12:13 MST Print View

Especially for you, Chris...

http://youtu.be/xfq_A8nXMsQ

(sorry... but I could not resist)

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Scottish only terms : kilt on 01/09/2012 21:34:52 MST Print View

Chris.
reading about your predicament the first thing that popped into my mind was a certain Jerry Lee Lewis song.
I refrained from posting that to protect the more sensitive amongst us.
Franco

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
Scottish only terms : kilt on 01/11/2012 15:05:11 MST Print View

"Chris.
reading about your predicament the first thing that popped into my mind was a certain Jerry Lee Lewis song.
I refrained from posting that to protect the more sensitive amongst us.
Franco"

:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAdS2txihCk

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Scottish only terms : kilt on 01/11/2012 15:17:36 MST Print View

Matthew
That would be the one.
I wouldn't mind to get your opinion about stagnation and leadership .
If you do , don't try to be too diplomatic, just tell us what you think.
Franco