Wednesday, April 04, 2007

No one is too busy to talk about how busy he is.

Lots going on folks. Will be back when l can. The weather has just been fantastic so we're making hay while the sun shines!
A wee Scottish joke...

Tony Blair visits the hospital

Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister, is being shown around a hospital. Towards the end of the visit, he is shown into a ward with a number people with no obvious signs of injury or disease.

He goes to greet the first patient and the chap replies:

"Fair fa' your honest sonsie face, Great chieftain e' the puddin' race! Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm; Weel are ye wordy o' a grace as lang's my arm."

Tony, being somewhat confused (easily done) goes to the next patient and greets him. The patient replies:

"Some hae meat, and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it, but we hae meat and can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit."

The third starts rattling off as follows:

"Wee sleekit, cow'rin, 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 murdering pattle!"

Tony turns to the doctor accompanying him and asks what sort of ward is this. A mental ward?

"No," replies the doctor, "It's the Burns unit."


UKBob said...

Ha ha thats about right too!

Lorraine said...


Val said...

oh, thats a good one! Enjoy the haymaking :o)

Vintage to Victorian said...

Love it! Had to delurk to tell you that although I'd realised it was Burns quotes, I certainly didn't expect the punchline!!

Anonymous said...

Hello there! Tell Randy that Rosa's picture is up. She sends hugs and kisses.

Happy Easter,

CJ said...

I'm inhaling my coffee again ;)How you manage to do everything is amazing...and still blog regularly,awesome! Thanks for the laugh. Happy Easter to you and the whole family

slap me happy said...

Hi sis laughed my butt off at that one you knew it was coming but thats the best one I have heard in a while.
love to all the chocolate hunters in the house and out of it lol

"Early Bird" said...

I dinna ken? LoL!!

smileymamaT said...

Oh that was funny, and I got it! I must confess my largest source of knowlege about Scottish sayings is from the many novels I read, but I was able to follow along, thanks for the early-morning smile! I just went to your urban dictionary....I see that making hay and rolling in the hay are not the same expression! Ha!

Cursed Tea said...

That's a good one - I've never heard it before!!

Enjoy your chocolate easter eggs!!

Best Wishes

PEA said...

LOL love it! Hope the sun is still shining for you over there....winter has come back over here! Brrrr...the Easter Bunny will freeze his tail off on Sunday! lol Happy Easter to you and yours dear Sarah! xoxo

"Early Bird" said...

I've sent you an've won an award at my place :)

Kerri said...

I think I need more knowledge of your Scottish brogue and who the Burns are, to really get it, but I always appreciate your sense of humor :)

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