Burns Night
January 23, 2004 6:26 AM   Subscribe

Burns Night. 'Robert Burns: poet and balladeer, Scotland's favourite son and champion of the common people. Each year on January 25, the great man's presumed birthday, Scots everywhere take time out to honour a national icon. Whether it's a full-blown Burns Supper or a quiet night of reading poetry, Burns Night is a night for all Scots.'
More on the Robert Burns Tribute site.
posted by plep (3 comments total)
I'll definitely be drinking a wee goldie or two in his honour.
posted by psmealey at 6:53 AM on January 23, 2004

All those terrible nights learning unpronouncable Auld Scots poyums to be read in a serious voice in front of the whole school.
And those terrible nights acting as waiters to sixth-formers getting drunk on Shandy at the school Burns night dinner.
And terrible nights as a sixth-former getting drunk on Shandy and insulting the waiters at the schools Burns night dinner.
And terrible nights as a grown-up, acting sober at parties while a local nob-end gives the Immortal Memory.

burns schmurns, for a' that.
(The response to the toast to the lassies is usually good value, richt eno')
posted by bonaldi at 7:10 AM on January 23, 2004

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