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Subject: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 05:55 AM

Britons believe the hills are alive with haggis

Reuters
updated 11:09 a.m. CT, Fri., April 23, 2010

LONDON - One in five people in Britain thinks that haggis, the traditional Scottish dish made from the lung, liver and heart of a sheep, is an animal that roams the Highlands, according to a survey on Friday.

Commissioned by the online takeaway food service Just-Eat.co.uk, the survey found that 18 percent of Britons believe that haggis is a hilltop-dwelling animal.

Another 15 percent said it is a Scottish musical instrument while 4 percent admitted to thinking it was a character from Harry Potter.

The survey questioned 1,623 people across Britain to see how well they were acquainted with traditional Scottish food.

Even 14 percent of the 781 Scottish people polled said they did not know what haggis was.


[Probably on a par with the percentage of USicans who think the nauga is an endangered form of wildlife?]

John


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: Noreen
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 06:12 AM

...and very sweet they are too!

Some researchers say Naugas™ are native to the island of Sumatra. Ancient Nauga artifacts recently found near the Coliseum in Rome have, however, cast doubt on this theory.


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 06:31 AM

I thought they were found under sofas.


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 08:15 AM

Reminds of another old song !

The Mo , The Mo , the Hairy little Mo
He lives up in the Andes amid the ice and snow


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 08:53 AM

Various sorts of haggis.

Aqua haggis is a known variant. They swim in a line alternatively above and below the water line. Often mistaken for the Loch Ness monster.

Mountain haggis. Have two long legs and two short ones. this is for speeding around hillsides. Makes it difficult for them to run on the road and therefore easier to catch. This is the version most commonly eaten for that reason.


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: Paul Burke
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 09:05 AM

And then there's Haggis tweed, the world's only edible clothing (if you consider haggis edible).


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: GUEST,The Smiler
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 02:09 PM

JohnInKansas
Get your facts right. This is the correct situation. You are just trying to confuse people

Haggis
Have you ever eaten haggis? Perhaps you attended a Burn's Supper and were served it as part of your main meal. Well if you thought that haggis was made from oatmeal and sheep's blood then you are mistaken.

The Scottish media deliberately forced the rest of the world to believe that it was made from that so as to protect the endangered animal, the Haggis. The actual animal is very rarely spotted by visitors to Scotland because the Haggis will only ever show itself to someone born in the country who has ginger hair and wears a kilt. That is why many haggis hunters from other parts of the world always fail to catch one.

The animal itself has one leg slightly longer than the other which helps it navigate its way across the rough terrain of the Highlands. Interestingly the male Haggis only runs in a clockwise direction and the female in an anti-clockwise direction. This is said to help in the mating season. The Haggis are renowned for laying eggs that form part of the staple diet in Scotland, the eggs are known as Scotch Eggs.


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: Gurney
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 04:22 PM

John, I would rather believe that one-in-five English folks have a sense of humour, and answered the questions in the way they DESERVED answering. By taking the micky.

Not that England doesn't have it's share of knuckle-draggers, of course.

One less since I left.


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 01:50 AM

"Interestingly the male Haggis only runs in a clockwise direction and the female in an anti-clockwise direction. This is said to help in the mating season."

It may help them meet, but is a damn hindrance immediately thereafter - which is why they are so rare...


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 02:42 AM

THE HAGGIS HUNTERS' JIG

We'll hunt the haggis all over the glen
Right up on the mountains and back again
All through the heather and over the brae
Whatever the weather or time of day
The haggis he is a beastie fierce
With goggley eyes and pointy ears
So pick up your claymores
We're hunting the haggis today

With porridge for breakfast and broth for your tea
It's haggis you'll serve when you've company
With neaps and tatties, it's really a treat
A wee dram of scotch and the meals complete
The haggis he is a creature rare
With knobbly knees and tartan hair
So strike up the bagpipes
We're hunting the haggis today<



Words by Doug Chadwick
Music by Katie Robinson, arranged by Doug Chadwick


Performed on stage by the Cubs & Brownies of the Grimsby Gang Show Junior Gang, March 2010.


The animal itself has one leg slightly longer than the other which helps it navigate its way across the rough terrain of the Highlands …..

This gives a clue how to survive if attacked by a haggis. If you turn and run, it will always be faster than you over the rough slopes. No, you must face it and stare it out, eye to eye. It will eventually back off and, when it turns to run, its shorter leg will be downhill and it will topple over and …. bye bye haggis


DC


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 06:51 AM

"bye bye haggis"

TTO Bye Bye Blackbird?


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: olddude
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 11:40 AM

I haddis a big migraine headache the other night, is that similar?


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 12:14 PM

I am puzzled as to why a thread about haggis is headlined At least it's not marmite? .

Marmites are a species of pribevour, distantly related to the marmoset on one side of the family and marsuppials on the other. They are utterly harmless unless provoked, and usually hibernate in glass jars. Recently though, the British Nowoganimalsaroundhere Party has taken a strong dislike to them on account of their black colouring, and vowed to rid the country of all Marmites by the year 2041.


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Subject: RE: BS: At least it's not Marmite?
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 02:25 PM

"bye bye haggis"

TTO Bye Bye Blackbird?



No, it's just by chance that I used the phrase in the same post as I included lyrics. The music was written as a fiddle tune for a Burns Night supper by a Scots lady living in Lincolnshire. I adapted it with her permission.

DC


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