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Julia



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: All Things Scottish and Wonderful Reply with quote

couldn't find one.... so made me own
.... for all things scottish Smile
are you a weegie, d'ye ken yer celtic fre yer rangers
you know it's PrEEmark not PrImark
you know it's a bam or a ned rather than a chav/townie
and you know Glasgow rhyming slang is much cooler than the cockney

ah, Scotland, the land where the shops actually open on a Sunday, I miss you


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jings, Scottish an' French in yin message, it's tha' auld alliance ye ken!

Ta fir that hen, yer a wee stoater. Aw, tae be back up hame again, tae see some proper snaw. 't'wid be guid tae huv a guid blether wi ye hen, but there's fitba' oan ra telly noo, ah need tae gawn!

Awrabest,

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: All Things Scottish and Wonderful Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
ah, Scotland, the land where the shops actually open on a Sunday, I miss you

Yes, on my first trip to Edinburgh the other year I was so amazed that shops were open on Sundays I insisted on going to ASDA at half past Midnight! Brilliant.

Anyway, I love Scotland - so lovely. I've been to the Edinburgh Fringe 3 years in a row and have already booked for this year.

All that talk about splitting the Union - can Lancashire go with the Scots rather than the Londoners, please...?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

of course Ian Smile
... sorry to any southeners out there! Laughing

I still can't get used to this wierd english system... it's soooo old fashioned... sunday is as much a day for shopping as any other.. I mean, what are you meant to do????
the bampots

Very good John... yir fitba comes first though does it pal? Wink

Julia
PS Please don't call me hen - drives me batty Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooh, and I also discovered that had I been through the english schooling system I'd still be in my last year thiss year, rather than a Fresher!
I'm the youngest in my year here... but in old Ecosse you can go to Uni at 16!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: All Things Scottish and Wonderful Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
ah, Scotland, the land where the shops actually open on a Sunday, I miss you
Julia


Not if you go to Stornoway, they don't.... everything shuts on a Sunday, shops, pubs, museums, even the airport and the ferries. You have to really plan ahead as to where you're going to get food and drink on a Sunday in the Western Isles, never mind petrol.... Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's too issolated for me! Shocked I prefer the good old shopping streets of Glasvegas

... any thoughts on the Separation of Scotland? ... mmm, I'm not sure - I still want them to pay these ridiculous top up fees for me!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... any thoughts on the Separation of Scotland? ... mmm, I'm not sure - I still want them to pay these ridiculous top up fees for me!


Aye, and the free sight tests, free dental check-ups for under-25s, and all the other things the Executive have signed off on.... Smile

Do you not have to pay a reduced rate tuition fee since you're studying outside of Scotland, or have SAAS changed that now?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no... the b*ggers Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah Scotland, beautiful, picturesque, stunning highlands, the smooth juice of the malt and barley; but what a pity about the locals Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

at this point in time I would agree with you BarkingBiker
... the land of neds and bams
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So did you have a lovely Burns Night, Julia? Or is that just a Sassanach thing?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
at this point in time I would agree with you BarkingBiker
... the land of neds and bams


Don't know what you mean Julia, or could it be a reference to my uncle, he moved to Torphins, as an oil worker, in the late 60's/early 70's, from Derbyshire. He wore a kilt at my cousin's wedding, had a pipe band, she like me was born in Derby Royal Infirmary. However, she did marry a real local from Aberdeen, yes he wore a kilt to get married in tooooooooo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So have you ever had one of those Scottish delicacies, then Julia - a deep fried Mars Bar? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be a great place for me to ask if anyone can recommend any good "record" shops arounf the centre of Edinburgh as I'm heading over there at the end of next month!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey shaky - don't know about Edinburgh - but THE record place in Glasgow is Mono (King Street) it's fab - it's a music cafe where all the music people hang out (oh, come on, it's only 1hr from the burgh and the weegies are way better!)

Neds (masculine) and Bams (feminine) are chavs and 'chavettes', townies, whatever you call them - neds and bams are what we call them

Never (thank god!) had a deep fried marz bar - but they are popular - it's just what you can get in the chippie I think... no wonder Glasgow has the heighest heart attack rate and people in Iraq (I was shocked to read in the newspaper) have a higher life expectanc rate than glaswegians! Shocked

hope I've answered all your questions Very Happy

I quite like kilts - but when it's windy they are a PAIN!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:

I quite like kilts - but when it's windy they are a PAIN!


Depends what (if anything) you wear under one, I suppose. It has been known to get quite blowy around the Trossachs.... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kilt flying up is not pleasant (no matter what you have on underneath) and means you have to walk around clinging your thighs Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Julia!

A trip to Glasgow might be a bit much - I'm only there for the day. Besides - Glasgow is probably still recovering from my visit there last year. Its becoming something of a tradition for me now - 2 years ago I was in Dublin for my birthday, last year it was Glasgow and this year it will be Edinburgh.

And just in case it gets stormy I'll leave my kilt at home! Smile
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