Burns Night

I now know the reference to this in the assignment confused – so here is the explanation. One Robert Burns (1759 – 1796), Scotland’s best known dialect poet, excise man, and philander is celebrated on this night by the eating of Haggis (which must be “addressed” first), the drinking of Whisky etc. A fine description (which certainly matches my experience) can be found on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Address_to_a_Haggis#Entrance_of_the_haggis
You will, I expect, also know of “his” (part written part “collected”) “Auld Lang Syne” even if you are not yet word perfect!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne* ?
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
Again this (and the other less well known verses) are on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auld_Lang_Syne )
So now you know!
Mic ( 7/12)
PS What event of infamy, incompetence and chance occurred upon this day in 1941

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