Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Burns night

from The Guardian
"Accessorised in tartan, in pubs, clubs and private homes throughout the United Kingdom, revellers raise glasses to the immortal memory, musically recall Auld Lang Syne and, in robust rhyming Scots vernacular, praise haggis then spear, eviscerate and serve it. The rite, with optional ceilidh dancing, is observed from Abu Dhabi to Hawaii, Singapore to Moscow, as well the more obviously diasporic regions of Canada, New Zealand and America (although haggis is currently banned in the Land of the Free)."

As Rabbie noted, "The best laid schemes o’ mice and men gang aft agley."


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