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  • Ross Flowers
    With all due respect, I don t think the English are misundersood by us Scots!! Aye, not likely Drums
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      With all due respect, I don't think the English are misundersood by us Scots!!
      Aye, not likely
      "Drums"

      --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Tim Pickles <BritcomHMP@...> wrote:
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      > Ah, then it must have been William Wallace I suppose. Being a trusting Englishman I tend to believe stories told by the other island races :-).
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      > The Scotsman is mean as were all well aware
      > He's blotchy and bony and covered in hair
      > He eats salty porridge and works all the day
      > And he hasn't got bishops to show him the way!
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      > The English, the English, the English are best
      > I wouldn't give twopence for all of the rest.
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      > And all the world over each nations' the same
      > Thev'e simply no notion of playing the game
      > They argue with umpires, they cheer when the've won
      > And they practice beforehand, which ruins the fun.
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      > The English are gracious, the English are good
      > And modest, and moral, and misunderstood!
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      > (Flanders and Swan, A Song of Patriotic Prejudice
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Iain Burns <iain51hdbw@...>
      > To: War of 1812 Yahoo Group <warof1812@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 6:41 am
      > Subject: RE: 1812 Robbie Burns
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      > ctually, no, Robert the Bruce was born in Ternberry (sp?) Castle, also in
      > yrshire. And he wasn't a Highlander either!
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      > Still stirring, but maybe the porridge should come off the boil now... so to
      > eep the Taffys happy I'll stop my replies...)
      >
      > \|;^)
      >
      > ye,
      > ain
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      > o: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      > rom: BritcomHMP@...
      > ate: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 07:28:05 -0500
      > ubject: Re: 1812 Robbie Burns
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      > And as I recall Robert the Bruce was born in England, but then as Wellington was
      > nown to remark. 'If one is born in a stable, that does not make one a horse!'
      > Aye
      > Tim
      > -----Original Message-----
      > rom: Iain Burns <iain51hdbw@...>
      > o: WarOf1812 <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      > ent: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 7:15 pm
      > ubject: Re: 1812 Robbie Burns
      > Tim,
      > Robert Burns was born in Ayrshire, which is IN the Lowlands... so I guess he was
      > Lowlander as well...
      > (just stirring the pot...)
      > *\|:^)
      > Aye,
      > ain
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > rom: Tim Pickles<mailto:BritcomHMP@...>
      > o: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com<mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      > ent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:01 PM
      > ubject: Re: 1812 Robbie Burns
      > But Drums,
      > You forget that the 1st of Foot is a lowland regiment! For myself I have only
      > ad haggis once, at Borthwick Castle in 1986, the memory linger on :-)
      > Tim
      > -----Original Message-----
      > rom: Ross Flowers <drums1812@...<mailto:drums1812@...>>
      > o: WarOf1812 <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com<mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>>
      > ent: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 10:19 am
      > ubject: Re: 1812 Robbie Burns
      > and you claim to be an officer in the ROYAL SCOTS!!!
      > nd speak of canned haggis?!?!?!?!!?
      > lasphemy
      > "Drums"
      > --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com<mailto:WarOf1812%40yahoogroups.com>;, "Mark
      > ickerson" <mdickerson1@> wrote:
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      > I believe that I have a can of haggis somewhere in the cupboard that I can
      > open up tonight. Can one still quote 'Address to a Haggis' as the can
      > opener is whirring?
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      > Mark Dickerson
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