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Watch Out For The …….

Rare bird flies into wind turbine and diesYou know what I hate? When you travel all the way to a Scottish island to see an extremely rare White-throated Needletail ( the world’s fastest flying bird) only to see it splattered by a wind turbine. I really friggin hate that. Bird watchers came from near and far ,after news quickly spread of the rare sighting (there’s been only  8  in the UK in the past 170 years) only to see it fly straight into the blade. Hmm, well I’m guessing,  that’s even rarer  to see.

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Hello, Emergency Service?

And the winner of the dumbassed 999 caller (Scottish) of the week goes to the person who rang emergency services to report someone had farted on their dog. Still no word on the condition of the pooch.

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RIP Gerry Rafferty

Scottish singer and songwriter Gerry Rafferty has died at the age of 63. Famous for hits including Baker Street and Stuck in the Middle With You, Rafferty  died from an unspecific illness with his daughter by his side .

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Even Hedgehogs Need To Watch Their Weight

The Scottish SPCA have put 12 hedgehogs on diets because they are so fat they can’t roll themselves into a ball to protect themselves. I know the feeling!

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Food Confusion

Would ye like a wee Glasgow kiss son?

Would ye like a wee Glasgow kiss sonny?

WTF. First, some food historian has popped her head out of a 1616 cookbook to claim the Haggis is actually an English dish that the Scots later nicked for their own evil purposes (OK, maybe not for evil purposes, unless of course you have eaten some…ah never mind ).  Christine Brown, a food historian, has found in a very old cookbook, “The English Hus-Wife”  by Gervase Markham, a recipe for haggis. Well I’ll be!  And whats more it claims it was a popular English dish. Say What?  Oh yes, it was written nearly 171 years before any Scots man or woman  referenced the Scottish Haggis dish.It’s enough to make Robert Burns roll around in his grave! Ooh and for people who haven’t had the pleasure of eating the English Scottish dish haggis it consists of sheep’s heart and lungs chopped up with spices and oatmeal, stuffed into a sheep’s stomach and boiled. Geez, let the Scots keep their national dish people and the English can have their chip butty.
Hmm, so after all of that furor, I turn my back for a second and blow me down if  the Scots aren’t claiming Chicken Tikka Masala as their very own. Has the world gone friggin mad.
Enter Ahmed Aslam Ali, the owner of the Shish Mahal restaurant in Glasgow. Ali is putting pressure on the European Union to give the Chicken Tikka Masala “Protected Designation of Origin” for Scotland, after claiming that it was he and he alone who invented the dish in the 1970’s. Ali says it was created in his restaurant as a direct result of Western customers wanting their food less hot and with a creamier sauce. The dish was later to become one of Britain’s most popular. Even the local Scottish MP’s are pushing for  it to be recognised as a local specialty like Champagne is to the French. Ali wants it to be his gift to Glasgow.

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