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My fav Burns poem

cock up your beaver. 

Which is about lifting up your fur hat in the presence of a lady. Of course it is, what we’re you all thinking😉?  Imagine as a teenager having to read that aloud in the class during a poetry lesson. 

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hers a flaming Irn Bru dessert for Burns night. 

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As it happens I have the perfect Dram that turned up this afternoon I’m the nick of time! 
 

I’ve got a beef stew in oven as we speak but I’ve cheated a bit and used Guinness instead , but hey ho 

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I was visiting a hospital once and from a ward I heard everyone chanting: 

‘fair fae yer honest sonsie face, great chieftain o the pudding race’

i asked the doctor what’s going on and he told me ‘Oh that’s the Burns unit’

 

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7 minutes ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

I was visiting a hospital once and from a ward I heard everyone chanting: 

‘fair fae yer honest sonsie face, great chieftain o the pudding race’

i asked the doctor what’s going on and he told me ‘Oh that’s the Burns unit’

 

That's so crap that I'm stealing it to send onto a mate of mine (also brother in law, come to think of it) who is both a connoisseur and collector of such specimens of humour.

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1 hour ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

My fav Burns poem

cock up your beaver. 

Which is about lifting up your fur hat in the presence of a lady. Of course it is, what we’re you all thinking😉?  Imagine as a teenager having to read that aloud in the class during a poetry lesson. 

933DFB0E-29DE-4E60-AD00-336174D14773.thumb.jpeg.cf65b12e6c1ddb2ab488d5c45a5b0f70.jpeg

hers a flaming Irn Bru dessert for Burns night. 

Beaver Cartoons and Comics | Beaver, Beaver cartoon, Cartoon illustration

 

I love that Irn Bru dessert.

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1 hour ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

My fav Burns poem

cock up your beaver. 

Which is about lifting up your fur hat in the presence of a lady. Of course it is, what we’re you all thinking😉?  Imagine as a teenager having to read that aloud in the class during a poetry lesson. 

We didn't get taught this one in school:

https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Will_Please_a_Lady

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41 minutes ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

I was visiting a hospital once and from a ward I heard everyone chanting: 

‘fair fae yer honest sonsie face, great chieftain o the pudding race’

i asked the doctor what’s going on and he told me ‘Oh that’s the Burns unit’

 

Ye cannae beat a good Dad joke! 🙂

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1 hour ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

We didn't get taught this one in school:

https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Will_Please_a_Lady

Didn’t know that one!  For a more contemporary Caledonian literary work I stumbled on a band called Alestorm who are a pirate metal band. A specialist genre of heavy metal blending thrash with folk. They have a song called Fannybaws about a diminutive Scottish buccaneer. Well worth a google! 

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Usually bring a couple of veggie haggis back over with me whenever I visit Scotland, but given I've not been back since Feb this is my first non-haggi Burns' night in a good few year. 

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23 minutes ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

Didn’t know that one!  For a more contemporary Caledonian literary work I stumbled on a band called Alestorm who are a pirate metal band. A specialist genre of heavy metal blending thrash with folk. They have a song called Fannybaws about a diminutive Scottish buccaneer. Well worth a google! 

Check out their song Drink. So stupid I love it.

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1 hour ago, dondo said:

We had our veggie haggis yesterday but will be having a dram tonight 

 

11 minutes ago, SwedgeAntilles said:

Usually bring a couple of veggie haggis back over with me whenever I visit Scotland, but given I've not been back since Feb this is my first non-haggi Burns' night in a good few year. 

I'm intrigued. Always loved haggis but never had a veggie one. Are they done with yer quorn type stuff, or is it proper veggie lentils and beans and stuff?

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3 minutes ago, Quark said:

 

I'm intrigued. Always loved haggis but never had a veggie one. Are they done with yer quorn type stuff, or is it proper veggie lentils and beans and stuff?

Aye, veg, oats, lentils loads of spices etc. I started preferring the veggie version before I stopped eating meat. Just think in general it's tastier. This is probably my favourite - https://thescottishbutcher.com/product/simon-howie-vegetarian-haggis-454g/

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8 minutes ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

Yes I have. Spent some of this afternoon listening to them! The blood was dripping out of poor Alexa! 

Good lad, the video on YouTube makes it even better 😄

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I was in Edinburgh for Burns last year. My first trip to Scotland and my last trip anywhere!

Bloody brilliant, loved every moment of it. 

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18 minutes ago, Quark said:

 

I'm intrigued. Always loved haggis but never had a veggie one. Are they done with yer quorn type stuff, or is it proper veggie lentils and beans and stuff?

 

13 minutes ago, SwedgeAntilles said:

Aye, veg, oats, lentils loads of spices etc. I started preferring the veggie version before I stopped eating meat. Just think in general it's tastier. This is probably my favourite - https://thescottishbutcher.com/product/simon-howie-vegetarian-haggis-454g/

What Swedge said

We had a McSweens one

https://www.macsween.co.uk/products/delicious-every-day-vegetarian/

Quite a few people I know who aren't vegetarian say they prefer this over the meat one

 

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2 hours ago, waltere said:

I would just like to have it on record that I fucking love Alestorm.

I’m beginning to fall under their spell. I don’t want to but just keep looking for more of their videos. It’s dirty but nice 

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