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Old 12-04-2005, 06:06 PM   #11
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Sorry, Mudbug
'Coo' is indeed Scots Lallans for 'cow'!!

I remember a song called 'Little Boxes'. 'Little boxes, little boxes, and they're all made out of tickytacky', little boxes, little boxes and they all look just the same' Is that the song you mean? !

How sad that your Braemar should be made up of those little boxes... Our Braemar has stunning scenery, even if the midgies do bite you to death during the summer months.
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:19 PM   #12
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Ach! Cow it is, then. (Still bet I'll be the best dang cow they ever saw).

You are correct about the song as well - 'tis indeed "Little Boxes", made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same. Doesn't matter - I'm quite happy being an iconoclast in my personal little box.

Subdivisionland can be very convenient, and lovely for raising kids, cuz everybody else has 'em and they are all within walking distance of each other. Stunning scenery will just have to wait for me a tad longer.
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:24 PM   #13
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I'm just lucky, I think... I have always lived in older houses, even when I lived in London (OK, only 1920s, but I think that's old by some standards!) Although when I've lived abroad, I've lived in very modern houses and flats.

I suspect that the only way I'm leaving THIS house is in a wooden box
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:01 PM   #14
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Ishbel,
I must have a bit of Royalty in me.

The other day a strange walked into the Aero Club, took one look at me behind the bar and said, " Good Lord! Are you a pilot?" "Yes" I said, "But we can drop the formalities."

On my Mom's side we go back a bit in Scotland - family name of Bremner. No bad ghosts in the closet?
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:16 AM   #15
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Not so far as I know, Brooksy.... but one of Scotland's finest footballers was Billy Bremner. The man was a magical player! He was a wee man, but FAST... Played most of his career for Leeds United, when Leeds were a top of the tree football club. Here's a bit of info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Bremner
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Old 12-05-2005, 09:30 AM   #16
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(I'm not - and am a Scots Nationalist than a royalist!)
Yea! If I ever make it to Scotland (not very likely, unfortuantely), can I visit you?!?! I've wanted to go there ever since I can remember.

This is what I like about this discussion board! People here have a wealth of information! I just love how this discussion has turned and changed and twisted. So many interesting items to "talk" about!

AND, I'm thrilled that I get to "talk" to folks in Scotland and Germany and other places on our great earth!

WOW!
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Old 12-05-2005, 09:52 AM   #17
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If you KNEW how many relatives and friends of relatives and friends of the friends of relatives and the friends of .... well, you get the idea have turned up on my doorstep with the immortal words 'Your sister said I should contact you the minute I arrived'.... We have a number of tours - Mark 1 The Castle and the Royal Mile; Mark2 the Georgian 'new' town; mark3 Stirling and environs..... We run them like well-oiled machines!

And you're right - it's really great to talk to people from all over the world - finding out how 'alike' we are - and yet how 'different', too!
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:54 PM   #18
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That's cool Ishbel, but really strange....

All her life (Born in San Jose Cal. 1918), although being christened Joan, Mum was always called Billy.

Looks like we have a "surrogate royal" in the family, well as far as old Leeds fans are concerned anyway. Maybe a 45th cousin....

One thing I can remember being told is that no Royal is ever called Her/His Excellency. Representatives of Royals or self-titled people get that one.

Don't forget to let us know how things turn out.

"Hoots Mun!! There's a moose loose in the hoose"""
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In the event that any Scot would ever use that expression.... it would be hoots mOn....

I saw BB play a few times - a magical player. Well worth claiming as a relly
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In the event that any Scot would ever use that expression.... it would be hoots mOn....

I saw BB play a few times - a magical player. Well worth claiming as a relly
Oops.. Can I claim the mispronunciation on being "Strayan" or "Orstrayan"

Very much like the Irish "To be sure, to be sure..."
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