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they can take our lives, but they can never take our horse urine-dyed clothing! - The Villages

hutch0
Date: 2009-06-28 23:55
Subject: they can take our lives, but they can never take our horse urine-dyed clothing!
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A little something for calcinations...
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-06-29 21:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Of course, that explains a lot about Mel Gibson's portrayal of William Wallace...
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teacher_bear: Flying Thoughts
User: teacher_bear
Date: 2009-06-29 00:42 (UTC)
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Keyword:Flying Thoughts
You never know, do you? Still begs the question, "What did they wear underneath?"! Maybe Thog knows the answer.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2009-06-29 01:39 (UTC)
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All Scotsmen have to wear underpants to make sure nothing protrudes beneath the hem of their kilt.

Unlike Sassenachs.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-06-29 02:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Nevada Jenny
Are you suggesting, sir, that all Scotsmen are well endowed?
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RealThog: shoe
User: realthog
Date: 2009-06-29 02:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:shoe

There's a direct flight from Newark to Glasgow.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-06-29 03:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's all right. I've enough to keep me busy here.
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RealThog: shoe
User: realthog
Date: 2009-06-29 01:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:shoe

After reading this I went straight downstairs and supplemented the current contents of the washing machine. Pam looked at me askance, but I told her it was ethnically Scots and that you, Hutch, had told me so.

Last I saw her, she was online checking out air fares to London while whetting a claymore.

These two bits of information may not be related.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-06-29 02:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Indignant
"supplemented the current contents of the washing machine"

I imagine urine makes for a dandy all-in-one sanitizing agent and water softener.

I suspect, however, in your case, you simply mistook the washing machine for the loo.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-06-29 21:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It says horse urine, not Thog urine.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-06-29 02:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Nevada Jenny
Well, you know they stank while fighting.

I had a goat skin coat from Iran that was cured in urine. I didn't realize the smell potential it possessed until I wore it to the beach one night and perspired in it. The stench was unbearable.

Then my Lab chewed it up.
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2009-06-29 19:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks, but I don't know if it is the Telegraph or the historian, but the article stinks nearly as badly as a urine dyed goat skin.
1) traditionally been depicted means (mostly) since some ahistorical romantic minded Victorian morons got hold of the idea. Not how they were portrayed at the time and after, or how modern historians and re-enactors portray them.
2) The Leine was an Irish garment of the period before and after, and oddly enough at the time of Bruce, more than half of Scotland WAS NOT FUCKING SETTLED BY HIGHLANDERS. OK? GOT THAT?
3) therefore someone is really trying to confuse things.
4) We do know what Scots of the period wore:
http://members.iinet.net.au/~rmine/carlisle.html
See the blokes operating the trebuchet? Single leg hose and braies, with some sort of tunic or indeed shirt.

I will have to track down a copy of his book and see if he deserves to be mercilessly slagged off.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-06-29 21:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I knew you'd like this.
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