[NTLK] OT ... Re: Blue liberals, was Call for Einstein domain names
LordGroundhog at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 14:09:29 EST 2011
~~~ On 2011/12/04 11:32, Tony Douglas at tonyisyourpal at netscape.net wrote
> Allow me to interject on behalf of my fellow countrymen ... ;)
> ... Effectively our culinary rule is, "if it
> doesn't move out of the way quickly enough, let's deep fry it and see what we
> get". ...
Tony, great reply.
I¹m a Yank long-transplanted to the UK and married to a fine Scotswoman, and
I¹ve enjoyed the process of becoming acquainted with the agony and ecstasy
of the Scottish people and their history -- both real and imagined. ;-)
I¹m afraid my ablity to distinguish Scots, Celts and Picts still is scarcely
better than what¹s available in _1066 and All That_. But my wife long
since has educated me on your points about kilts, tartans and the rest, and
like the Scots I know around me, I was ready **drop** a caber on Mel Gibson
when I heard his execrable accent in the trailers for _Braveheart_.
For the record, last I heard, the Scottish rate of cholesterol-related heart
disease was not only the highest in the UK but pretty near the top
Speaking of deep-frying, I just got back from dinner with some Scottish
friends who happened to mention someone deep-frying ice cream. Seriously!
I can't even imagine how that could be done. For myself, I wonder how long
before someone deep-fries a serving of poutine.
And -- Irn Bru. Brilliant! I reckon Irn Bru would be a great accompaniment
to poutine. This could be the beginning of creating a Newtonian
international menu, perhaps with deep-fried ice cream for afters ...
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