Friday, 12 March 2010

Scotland the Brave


Ha ha, this made me LOL! But really, I love Scottish people. Bagpipes, och aye! Curling, too. Even golf is tolerable. And of course who doesn't love the wee Scotsman on the Canadian Tire money?! Any other ethnic group would be outraged to be depicted as the epitome of cheapness and thrift. But not Scots! They revel in their reputed tightfistedness!

28 comments:

Karen said...

Bagpipes playing a mournful song on a hill always bring me to tears...and those adorable men with great legs in a skirt!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

my grandfather was scottish and when he died we found piles of journals where he logged every single cent he ever spent. he even marked down 5 cents for his beloved green lifesavers.

mxtodis123 said...

That was a great film. So, what is this money used for? I've never seen it, but I sure do love that smiling face.
Mary

faerwillow said...

~you are too funny...i had to google this as i had never heard of canadian tire money...learned something new today! brightest blessings~

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sorry, should have explained Canadian Tire money a bit more fully for non-Canuckians. When you buy something at Cdn Tire and pay for it in cash (not by credit card), you get 5 cents or 10 cents worth of Cdn Tire money. It's like points, green stamps or a loyalty reward. You can spend the Cdn Tire money on future items at the store. Cdn Tire money is a cultural institution in Canada! And oh yes, Cdn Tire sells much more than tires!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Awwwwwwww, I'd love to live on that particular street!!! He looked so gooooooood, in blue paint! ,-)

Patsy said...

Love Scotland and love the Scottish! :o)

My family are Irish and I'm ashamed to say, I've never been across to Ireland, even though I've been to Wales and Scotland a few times. Something I'm hoping to remedy very soon!

Sarah said...

Alba an Aigh..yup am a huge..huge Scot fan..and the pic..one of my very fav pics..althought the butts were fun too giggle!
I love the CDn tire money...LOL..I don't think they do greenstamps here anymore..I bought alot of my first apartment stuff there!! Fun post hon!! Love, Sarah

Catpriestess said...

My favorite think about the scotts, is their "Great Scotts" with all their kilts and what's beneath them, sighh...Have you seen the movie, "So I married an Axe murderer" with Mike Meyers. One of my fave. movies and he has a really fun way with the Scotts. Thank you for bringing a little Scottish life today, lassie ; )

Laura Hegfield said...

What the heck is Canadian Tire money?
I have to say I am a sucker for a Scottish accent...there was a boy/young man in school with me as an exchange student at Phila Textile when I was there...we were both Knitting majors...oh, I'd melt every time he opened his mouth (I was already married then, but I could still appreciate an adorable accent!)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, Catpriestess, no one skewers the Scots like Mike Myers! I haven't seen the Axe Murderer movie, but love his other memorable Scottish-inspired characters like Fat Bastard and Shrek!

Cora said...

Love the Scots and their accents :)

Have you read the Outlander series? I swear, the Scottish burrr comes through the pages.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Cora -- No, I haven't read the Outlander series. Didn't they make movies out of those books, or maybe it was a TV series? I did try to read Trainspotting once though, which is written in phonetic Scots English, but it took so long to sound everything out that I gave up. Besides, too depressing to read about heroin addiction.

BugginWord said...

I've got no witty today, so instead I'll just make you rethink your love of bagpipes. Tada. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asQIRC9p-i0

submerina said...

My brother lives in Scotland. His reports of deep fried *everything* amuse and amaze (and tantalise!) me :D Last night I had a customer INSIST on paying with Canadian Tire money. Please note: I. do. not. work. at "Crappy Tire". That was a fun 4-minute debate.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

you've been listening to that fecking bagpipe album haven't you?..haha
and my favorite scot? craig ferguson.

miss*R said...

when we first move to Woodford, our neighbours were from Scotland and yes, he hated to part with his money.. I have links to Scotland in my family tree, but didn't inherit their thriftiness!

thanks tons for explaing how to pronounce Lisieux.. I think I got it! I will walk round saying it and see how it rolls of my tongue. :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

BugginWord -- Usually bagpipes make your ears hurt, not your eyes. That video is just plain evil.

Beatnheart said...

Oh eye, I love their accents too. I can hardly understand them..have to use closed captions for any of the movies...I apoligise for not getting my act together for the lovely award you gave to me..I shall do my bit shortly...Again thank you so much for everything....Cynthia

J said...

That was quite an astute observation on your part. I find the Scottish accent adorable even if I have a hard time trying to decipher what they are saying.
They have a very pretty landscape too let's not forget!

♥ Braja said...

It's a wonder Scots print money.....cos that costs....

Blueberry said...

Haven't been to Scotland, MUST go someday.

miss*R said...

[just letting you know that Joe loves every single movie from the Star Wars 'cult'. just last night, when I wrote the post I could not for the life of me think of any other word but Trilogy (menopausal confusion and ditziness and all that).. don't worry we have a copy or two of each movie :) ~ xo]

Eternally Distracted said...

YAY, I'm a Scot and very happy to hear that you love me!! ;0)

You can see Wallace's monument from my Gran's back garden. It was never visited by a soul until Braveheart and now there are coach loads there every day...

They have even made a stone monument at the moment with Mel Gibson's face... I'm not sure Wallace would be that impressed ;0)

Crystalrainbow said...

LOL :)i alway get a chuckle here x

Twain12 said...

Scotland is on my bucket list. I want to see the land of my husbands ancestors and the hills that gave us our family name.

Rue said...

I second the Mike Myers comment! He did a skit once on SNL where he was the owner of a store called "All Things Scottish." And when a customer came in the door, bagpipes would sound instead of a bell, and his greeting was: "Welcome to All Things Scottish, and if it's not Scottish...its crap!" Lol - I still say this to my friends.

Oh and Canadian Tire money rocks. I saved $11.00 on my new camera last month! Woot!

Bridgett said...

LOL...hilarious!

I'm Scot-Irish...so maybe some of those Braveheart guys are my relatives? ;)