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Old 01-26-2006, 10:50 PM   #1
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Games of skill and haggis

In the spirit of Burns Night (1/25) a bit of a presentation ... ahem ... and I paraphrase:

Fair fa' your honest, sankyo face,
Great sensei o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye a jo of a grace
As lang's my airm (plus a bit).

And heres some haggis to play with and hone your aiki-skills:

http://www.holistech.co.uk/haggis.php
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Old 01-27-2006, 08:49 AM   #2
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Re: Games of skill and haggis

heheh, n1, made me smile that


ps. Haggis is disgusting
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:23 AM   #3
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Re: Games of skill and haggis

cool game! high score of 110 so far. tell me, do they still hunt haggis in the traditional way ( with packs of bagpipes running along the moors and highlands searching for the haggis burrows. The men following on the backs of boars listening for the eerie sound of the bagpipes howl), or do they just farm them nowadays?
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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I don't know Lee, to be sure. But I truly hope it's the traditional way ...
I tried farming them but alas, they died. It seems I planted them way too deep.
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:00 PM   #5
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Re: Games of skill and haggis

Am I missing something?

I thought "haggis" was some disgusting thing to eat...

Jeanne
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:46 PM   #6
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Re: Games of skill and haggis

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Am I missing something?

I thought "haggis" was some disgusting thing to eat...

Jeanne

Well now "disguting" is a relative term Jeanne. I have eaten haggis and lutefisk and I assure you the latter is far worse.
As to the "something" you're missing, perhaps a native Scot could explain it better than I. Any takers?
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:53 AM   #7
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Am I missing something?

I thought "haggis" was some disgusting thing to eat...

Jeanne
No, no, they are actually quite cute and furry with big fore-paws (or neeps) for burrowing and about the same size as a pekingese dog. come to think of it......

p.s. lutefisk?
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:34 AM   #8
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Haggis are easy to catch, they have 1 leg shorter than the other, so just end up running round in circles..

heheh, a Haggis is basically bits of sheep , heart, liver, lungs etc, mixed with onions and spices and stuff, all beautifully wrapped in a sheeps stomach for your enjoyment, Yum!
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:42 PM   #9
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No, no, they are actually quite cute and furry with big fore-paws (or neeps) for burrowing and about the same size as a pekingese dog. come to think of it......

p.s. lutefisk?
At the risk of turning this into a "weird food" thread here is a good explanation of lutefisk:
http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~atman/ic/lutefisk.html
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:19 AM   #10
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LOL!! great story. sounds a bit like the jellied eel cockneys eat over here, only worse (if possible)! lutefisk is now on my top 100 hundred list of things I am NEVER going to try.
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Old 02-04-2006, 10:05 AM   #11
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LOL!! great story. sounds a bit like the jellied eel cockneys eat over here, only worse (if possible)! lutefisk is now on my top 100 hundred list of things I am NEVER going to try.

Since I have had this impulse to track down my Scottish roots, I fear that it is my destiny to eat haggis someday, alas...

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Old 02-04-2006, 12:34 PM   #12
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Since I have had this impulse to track down my Scottish roots, I fear that it is my destiny to eat haggis someday, alas...

Jeanne
Alas? Alas?!?! There's no need for that.

If you make it a MacSween's Haggis you won't be going far wrong. They're delicious.

Even the vegetarian option is quite palatable.

Cheers,

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Old 02-04-2006, 01:35 PM   #13
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Alas? Alas?!?! There's no need for that.

If you make it a MacSween's Haggis you won't be going far wrong. They're delicious.

Even the vegetarian option is quite palatable.

Cheers,

Matt.
Is MacSween's like McDonald's? Can I get a Haggis Happy Meal with fries too?

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Old 02-04-2006, 01:41 PM   #14
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By the way, my personal best score with the haggis hurl is 60!
What a fun time waster!

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Old 02-05-2006, 05:52 AM   #15
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Is MacSween's like McDonald's? Can I get a Haggis Happy Meal with fries too?

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McDonald's?!?!?!

Never. May you be forgiven.

Whilst you'd certainly be happy once you'd eaten a MacSween's haggis, it has absolutely nothing in common with the rubbish served at McDonald's. It's real food.

Hoping you have the chance one day to sample this delicious beastie.

Cheers,

Matt.
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:58 PM   #16
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McDonald's?!?!?!

Never. May you be forgiven.

Whilst you'd certainly be happy once you'd eaten a MacSween's haggis, it has absolutely nothing in common with the rubbish served at McDonald's. It's real food.

Hoping you have the chance one day to sample this delicious beastie.

Cheers,

Matt.
Now I feel I must make a pilgrimage to Edinburgh to try one and atone.

Jeanne
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:48 PM   #17
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Am I missing something?

I thought "haggis" was some disgusting thing to eat...

Jeanne
Jeanne,

Haggis is a delicious dish! It's better not to think of what it is you're eating though. My english/german girlfriend and I have recently moved to my native Scotland and my sister made a delicious dish of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties (haggis, turnips and potatoes) on Burns' Night. My ladyfriend absolutely loved it. It's meat that is traditionally boiled in a sheep's stomach, then cut open with a dagger after recital of Burns' 'Address to a haggis'. It's usually made with various herbs and spices, and is geat when mixed with mashed potato and turnip. A veritable feast no less.

Seriously, I used to avoid it because I was a fussy child who didn't like the idea of the content but it really is very tasty.

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Old 02-18-2008, 06:55 AM   #18
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Isn't that what Connor McLeod called Ramirez?
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:21 AM   #19
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Re: Games of skill and haggis

Neeps aren't turnips ya dafty! The folks from down Englandceistershire way would call them swedes.

I don't eat meat... nor do i eat the "meat" (offal) that is in haggis so i haven't tasted it in many many years. It's not bad from what i remember. The veggie stuff is quite nectar.

It's great that the usual piss poor stereotypes come out every single time something "Scottish" is mentioned.... Everyone does ken suburi with a claymore yeah?

Try to scare the Americans from coming over Matt... lest you want to see their family tree T-Shirts! hehe
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:30 AM   #20
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I always thought neep could refer to either Swedes or turnips, since Swedes are turnips of a sort (although they have better bukiwaza). In fact isn’t “neep” a contraction of the old pronunciation “turnepe”? In the US the “yellow turnips” are referred to as rutabagas, which derives from the original Swedish.

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Old 02-20-2008, 08:29 AM   #21
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It's great that the usual piss poor stereotypes come out every single time something "Scottish" is mentioned.... Everyone does ken suburi with a claymore yeah?
Sounds like a good idea, might scare our Japanese Kendo visitors tonight though if you turn up covered in wode in a kilt instead of a hakama and wielding a claymore.... sporran instead of zekken of course

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Try to scare the Americans from coming over Matt... lest you want to see their family tree T-Shirts! hehe
Never did understand that particular fascination

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:43 AM   #22
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I always thought neep could refer to either Swedes or turnips, since Swedes are turnips of a sort (although they have better bukiwaza). In fact isn't "neep" a contraction of the old pronunciation "turnepe"? In the US the "yellow turnips" are referred to as rutabagas, which derives from the original Swedish.
A lot of "Scots English" comes from French, just like regular English. The Auld Alliance as it was once known; Scotland and France were good friends... not like the Auld Enemy! hehe

Yeah, neep; swede, turnip. If someone gave me "neeps" and it was turnip i would be surprised. I had this discussion with some folks from Durham way.. one of them asked me "What's a neep" I said, "A Turnip" they asked me to describe it and they said, "That's a swede".. to which i replied, "No, it's a neep"
Neeps are yellow/orange in colour, 'turnips' are white and are what Baldrick longs for.

Looking forward to getting my arse kicked by the Japanese dudes again Mike. Should be good crack. The indigo dye does make for a good make-shift wode... all i need are those crazy battle mushrooms! lol
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:59 PM   #23
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In the spirit of Burns Night (1/25) a bit of a presentation ... ahem ... and I paraphrase:

Fair fa' your honest, sankyo face,
Great sensei o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye a jo of a grace
As lang's my airm (plus a bit).

And heres some haggis to play with and hone your aiki-skills:

http://www.holistech.co.uk/haggis.php
Is that a Doka of the Day?
I thought O'Sensei was Irish not Scottish (MacSensei).

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