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Sgriob

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  1. I'll try not to take that personally.
  2. Thanks for that, Harper. Expat Scots tend to be reflexive nationalists, but we are not exposed to the hard facts and clear arguments every day. A list of pros and cons would be useful, as someone already said. Salmond is a brilliant politician who usually wipes the floor with his debate opponents. He's the man to get it done, IMO. But I'm increasingly baffled by his strategy, and therefore his intentions, with regard to independence. What is going on inside that melon of his?
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    Pubs in Glasgow

    You missed the irony memo then, Hingmie. Ah'm urny sendin it again.
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    Pubs in Glasgow

    I thought it's only us old-timers who still say that. Along with Jings, Crivvens, HelpMaBoab, etc. It's interesting that there are so FEW Gaelic words in English. The only other one I can think of is 'galore' (gu leor, meaning 'enough.') Anybody have any more? I know what you're all thinking: A fine example of typical highland meiosis.
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    Pubs in Glasgow

    Ahah. Tha Gaelic agaibh, Hingmie. 's math sinn!! 'Skrip' would be a Lewis kind of accent, I suppose. My own accent is no thing of beauty. Started out Perthshire rural bog-standard, eroded and diluted by too long in England, softened and uglified further by three decades in Murca. A new friend recently described it as a 'relaxed' accent. I can slip by undetected sometimes in Murca, which is necessary to avoid the inevitable God-awful "Where are you from I'm Scotch too" inquisition. At home the old accent reasserts itself, but I still get THAT look sometimes. You know, the one wolves give a long-absent member who returns to the pack with a poodle cut, a dye job and a "relaxed" way of growling and howling. How would you describe your own accent, Hingmie?
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    Pubs in Glasgow

    Pronounce as written, like all Gaelic spellings. (Transliteration: Skrip.) It's already shortened to make it easy for you linguistically-impoverished Beurla-speakers. Just for that I'll change it back to Sgriobhadair. You're on for the pints, BRW, if you'll promise not to stencil me.
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    Pubs in Glasgow

    Aw nooooooo. That's me awrite..... Canny believe Ah wiz that pished. (Note to self: lose the hat.)
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    Pubs in Glasgow

    Great LG. Just my style. Same policy as at the Taybank in Dunkeld. Free drinks (plural) if you play. Fiddle wonder Pete Clark teaches in the upstairs room and leads a session in the main bar later. I'll definitely take my banjo to Wintersgills --- and my accordionist, in case the banjo gets shot. Now, about me changing my name... DELETED DELETED DELETED CENSORED CENSORED SENSORED CALL THE POLIS THE SKWIRREL'S LOST IT Ahem. What is the reasoning behind your suggestion, sir?
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    Pubs in Glasgow

    Thanks, Pat. There are plenty of session in my neck of the woods --well to the east and somewhat to the north of you, so I'm not desperate. I intend to make many more trips to the Bloody-Expensive Green Place in future and will try out some of the suggestions given so far. The kinds of sessions I'm used to seem to be much more amateurish than those you mention. Not showplaces for great talent so much as free-for-alls for musicians at all stages of dexterity.
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    Pubs in Glasgow

    Shame indeed. Maybe the kind of pub session I enjoy, like much else, is a thing of the past. At least in Glasgow.
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    Pubs in Glasgow

    Thanks GM. I like the Park, but it's never been a session whenever I've gone in. Two guys with accordions. Lotta Gaelic tunes but not much Gaelic sung, which is a pity, but the craic is good. It's also fun to watch the Island kids trying out their new freedom to suck face in public and experiment with makeup and hemlines. Great. I love the bagpipes without the bag. Thanks.
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    Pubs in Glasgow

    Any other West End pubs with a regular music session? Scottish music, mostly intrumental, some singing, no shushers.
  13. All right. Hello. There, I said it.

  14. Nuhun pairsonal, Tam, but Ah jist got a terrible urge tae rin tae the lavvy.
  15. Aw in the best Burns tradition, right Tam? "The sweetest hours.... etc."
  16. Mrs Sgriob planted seven (count 'em) different varieties of tomaytos this year. I always thought they were round, red things, but Nooo. Egg-shaped, teardrop-shaped, purple, yellow, puce, striped.. in sizes from marbles to cricket-balls. They all ripened simultaneously this weekend when Mrs. Sgriob was away. Help! That's them knocking at the door now and blocking the light. Call the pol.....
  17. Haw you. I was Cringer Tom. I confessed, did my time, record wiped clean. What are you suggesting?
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    Cuts

    Is dócha nach bhfuil seans ar bith ann?
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    Cuts

    I do not understand this antipathy to the Irish language, Mr. Heidcase. There is nothing stuck up about speaking Erse. It is still the everyday tongue of many of our friends on the other side of St. George's Channel, many of whom are in humbled and straitened circumstances.
  20. "Woman Fights Off Bear With Zucchini‎" it says in my local paper. Funny the first images that spring to mind.
  21. Nice try, Lynnski. Wiznae me whit left it at your place. Ah widnae be seen deid in a mustard-coloured anything. Dump it in a skip when naebdy's watchin.
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