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    Lightbulb Happy Burns Night, Robbie, where ever you are.

    A bit of poetry...
    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbie
    Wee, sleekit, cowran, tim'rous beastie,
    O, what a panic's in thy breastie!
    Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
    Wi' bickering brattle!
    I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee,
    Wi' murd'ring pattle!

    I'm truly sorry Man's dominion
    Has broken Nature's social union,
    An' justifies that ill opinion,
    Which makes thee startle,
    At me, thy poor, earth-born companion,
    An' fellow-mortal!

    I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve;
    What then? poor beastie, thou maun live!
    A daimen-icker in a thrave 'S a sma' request:
    I'll get a blessin wi' the lave,
    An' never miss't!

    Thy wee-bit housie, too, in ruin!
    It's silly wa's the win's are strewin!
    An' naething, now, to big a new ane,
    O' foggage green!
    An' bleak December's winds ensuin,
    Baith snell an' keen!

    Thou saw the fields laid bare an' wast,
    An' weary Winter comin fast,
    An' cozie here, beneath the blast,
    Thou thought to dwell,
    Till crash! the cruel coulter past
    Out thro' thy cell.

    That wee-bit heap o' leaves an' stibble,
    Has cost thee monie a weary nibble!
    Now thou's turn'd out, for a' thy trouble,
    But house or hald.
    To thole the Winter's sleety dribble,
    An' cranreuch cauld!

    But Mousie, thou are no thy-lane,
    In proving foresight may be vain:
    The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley,
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

    Still, thou art blest, compar'd wi' me!
    The present only toucheth thee:
    But Och! I backward cast my e'e,
    On prospects drear!
    An' forward, tho' I canna see,
    I guess an' fear!
    "We demand strict proof for opinions we dislike, but are satisfied with mere hints for what we’re inclined to accept."
    John Henry Newman

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    Default Re: Happy Burns Night, Robbie, where ever you are.

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    Default Re: Happy Burns Night, Robbie, where ever you are.

    Are you allowed to wear leggings under a kilt ?

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    Default Re: Happy Burns Night, Robbie, where ever you are.

    Is anything worn under the kilt?

    No it's all in perrrfect working order!

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    Default Re: Happy Burns Night, Robbie, where ever you are.

    No mention in Kilt etiquette.
    The notion that one should not wear undies, is an urban legend and considered down right rude in most circles.
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    Default Re: Happy Burns Night, Robbie, where ever you are.

    I am boycotting Burns Night.

    This senseless killing of Haggis's has to stop, it's inhumane

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    Default Re: Happy Burns Night, Robbie, where ever you are.

    I've only been to one Burns Night supper - in Stockholm. The Swedes feel a strong affinity with Scotland.
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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