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Chrimbo

Rather than say it inra leid ur Gahlick (as opposed tae Gaylick at is) hereits in a few ithers.

Frohe Weinachten
Nadolig Llawen
Eguberri
Krismasi Njemi
Glædelig Yul


An naw, ah've naethin bettur tae dae, ahmur sat wi a punkah wallah fannin ma fevered brow, a tiffin wallah tae keep me supplied wi victyulls anna a wee man wit peels ma grapes fur me.
Clash

It's really weird but I have lots of emails and cards from the weans of brothers, cousins, enemies (ie brothers), and the like and it's amazing how many of them say "Merry Grimble".

Your starter fur fuckall. I'm reasonably sure that it was the Beatles who first said Merry Grimble.

Any advance on Beatles?
Fey Hag

Complements uv ra Season tae yis awl.
Celyn

Huh, I only knew your first two languages, Senga, and had to guess the others.  <Feels stupid now>

I've no idea about Beatles and Chrimbo, either.   For variations on a theme of christmas greetings, I like Edwin Morgan's " The Computer's First Christmas Card"


jollymerry
hollyberry
jollyberry
merryholly
happyjolly
jollyjelly
jellybelly
bellymerry
hollyheppy
jollyMolly
marryJerry
merryHarry
happyBarry
heppyJarry
bobbyheppy
berryjorry
jorryjolly
moppyjelly
Mollymerry
Jerryjolly
bellyboppy
jorryhoppy
hollymoppy
Barrymerry
Jarryhappy
happyboppy
boppyjolly
jollymerry
merrymerry
merrymerry
merryChris
ammerryasa
Chrismerry
asMERRYCHR
YSANTHEMUM

I hope youse all had a good day with plenty of lovely unhealthy food.   Smile
dosser

It's Ramadan richt the noo.

Apparently Satan takes a wee holiday so nuthin' nasty can happen aywhere in the wurld durin' Ramadan. Abdie in Syria goes kissy-kissy, naebdie has a car accident ot gets sick, David Cameron turns oot tae be very nice.........

"Although Satan is chained up during the blessed month of Ramadan, their affects linger even after the're locked up. They leave us with habits which we've become so accustomed to; from natural desires to temptations, ultimately distracting us from the holy month of Ramadan. However with the constant remembrance of Allah, reading Dua's (prayers) on a regular basis we can overcome this, the whispers and habits will be easier to suppress helping us cleanse our mind, body and soul. Think of Ramadan as a free 30 day pass - top up and recharge yourself as much as you can whilst Satan is locked away, you won't get another opportunity like this after Ramadan has gone"

But soon it'll be Eid ul-Fitr when Satan comes back and we can a' put back on the weight we a' lost while fasting durin Ramadan.

Soon be Chrimbo again though...... We can get even fatter then.
Celyn

I don't think it's quite that clear-cut.  Quite a lot of muslims speak, Bengali, Arabic, Punjabi, Turkish, what have you.  Oh, and English,

I doubt that dosser meant that Ramadan was Sikh.  Mind you, I reckon Ramadan is a bit of a con anyway.  Fasting during daylight, yes, so that's a bit sad when it falls, as now, in the summer*, but I understand that you're allowed to eat a hell of a lot after sundown.  A lot of nom  nom nom.




*  "Summer" here used in the loosest possible way.   Smile
Celyn

Hahaha, it seems that the etymology of Ramadan involves heat and scorching dryness.

Quote:
 The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root “ramida” or “ar-ramad,” which means scorching heat or dryness.


http://dhruvplanet.com/7830/ramza...-2012-1433-prayer-times-schedule/

You'd think Muslims in  Britain would be able to get a free pass, as it were, because of not actually having all the heat and dryness bit of the deal.
dosser

pipedoon wrote:
Ramadan is  Muslim, not  Sikh  though.



Aye, I know...........

Oh hud on!
Are you tellin' us that Celyn's a Sikh and her avatoir is just her wearing a knitted turban?
dosser

Confusion reigns...........

I thocht Celyn said whit you said, so Ah've gone back tae edit mah original post so that instead o' making very little sense it now makes less.

Ah hope that explains things.
Celyn

dosser wrote:
...
I thocht Celyn said whit you said, so Ah've gone back tae edit mah original post so that instead o' making very little sense it now makes less....



Perfect!   If none of us are making sense, we can become a religion and not pay taxes.    Smile
dosser

Cordin tae Bertie Russell's History o' Western Philosophy, when Pythagoras wisnae turnin' hypnotists, adjudants and octopuses intae squares or somethin else tae dae wi geometricals, he tried tae start a religion that banned eating beans.

Maybe oor new religion cuild actually require the eating o' beans in huge quantities.
Then, a bit like the Masons wi' thur funny handshakes, we cuild maybe identify fellow believers by....... weel, ye can guess. Maybe three short blasts followed by twa long or something.
Celyn

Hmmm, good thinking.

Mind I think we also have to define some foodstuff that is to be hated and deplored and altogether the W*** of the devil, just so that we can be special and different.

The hated comestible is NOT to be alcohol or pork, OK?  Oh no no and thrice no!   And not chocolate either.   And it mustn't be pasta or pizza so that we can get all ecumenical with the followers of the IPU and the FSM.

Mibbe celery or aubergines.   I could live with that. Smile   Or coriander leaves.
dosser

Maybe we cuild jist ban a' the stuff that's meant tae be guid fer you.

I've been thinkin' aboot the matter o' excommunication fur heretics as weel. My beans idea combined wi' your fireworks idea micht be the basis o' a sort o' ritual.
Celyn

Oh yes!


Thon David Cameron looks like a heretic to me.    And then lots of others.
ozneil

Beanz meanz fartz
dosser

So where are we up tae wi' wur new (so far unnamed) religion?

We've a' got tae wear knitted turbans in the shape o' pandas' heids, and we a' eat beans on feast days.............

I think we shuild now discuss the difficult matter o sin.

Bad manners, obviously, is a sin. But I also think oven chips is a sin and possibly even a crime against humanity.
And even before we get tae the likes o' Unlawful Carnal Knowledge o' trees, there's things like, no' just understanding how things w**k but, insisting on explainin' how they w**k.
There's tartan and bagpipes.
There's a' sort o' things that ur sinful. We need a compreyhensive list
ozneil

Ye're barking up the wrang wan wi trees, need tae branch oot a bit and leaf them alanel

didnae some weird religion in Scotland have a burning bush? od was that the Yank democratic party??
Celyn

Oven chips = fine because good for lazy people.   And actually frying chips in a big pot of hot fat would be scary.

Huh, am hungry now.
Celyn

ozneil wrote:
Ye're barking up the wrang wan wi trees, need tae branch oot a bit and leaf them alanel

didnae some weird religion in Scotland have a burning bush? od was that the Yank democratic party??


Moses met a burning bush, I think.   The Yank republican warmonger one isn't a burning bush 'cos nobody EVER thought he was in any way a bright spark.
Neil

Ah'm a vegetarian so Ah eat lots o beans. Diz that mak me sum kind o a high rankin member?

Ah'm pretty sure the Kirk (Church o Scotland) uses the burnin bush (yet it was not consumed) as it's brand logo...
ha! thocht so! http://www.churchofscotland.org.u...ow_we_are_organised/church_emblem Also see their wee logo at the tap o the page; a burnin bush wi a Saltire.

 
notanimby

ozneil wrote:
Ye're barking up the wrang wan wi trees, need tae branch oot a bit and leaf them alanel

didnae some weird religion in Scotland have a burning bush? od was that the Yank democratic party??


yes it was teh female only church of the stinging thrush

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