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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:48 PM
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Robert Burns' REAL opinion about haggis
The Scottish people invented Haggis, Golf and Scotch. One out of three ain't bad.

Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns, wrote a poem about Scotch (Scotch Drink, http://www.electricscotland.com/burns/scotch.html ), one about haggis (Ode to a Haggis, http://www.clanlindsay.com/ode_to_the_haggis.htm ) and he doesn't seem to have been inspired by golf--perhaps because they were still calling it by its original name of "shit" rather than the modern appellation.

If one assumes the length of a poem is directly related to the poet's interest in the subject, we must note that "Ode to a Haggis" is a mere eight stanzas in length, while "Scotch Drink" is 23.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:31 PM
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1. I tried to eat haggis during my visit to Campbeltown, Scotland several years ago.
It was just offal.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:55 PM
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2. Ock!!
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 11:56 PM by AsahinaKimi
"Ther' haggis issnin da fire for surrrrrre!!"
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