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Thread #66703   Message #3265072
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
28-Nov-11 - 06:47 PM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
I'm English, but not alas an English folksinger (or so say some!).

Sometimes I think I would like to be Scottish... the kilt, the shortbread, the whisky, the socialist government - I'd like all that. A tam o' shanter hat, one of those knobbly walking sticks. I could drop 'och' into the odd conversation, pretend an interest in sliding big marble things across the ice.....

I could have one of those names where everyone says   .....how do you pronounce that:-

Hamish Auchterader

People would say, Och! I was in a sessioun with Hamish Auchterader last night! he plays Soldiers Jors Joy in G. D'ye nae think he might be muckle Sassenach....?