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The Famous Druid

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My brother-in-law bought me a square foot of land in the highlands for xmas. It's between Loch Treig and Loch Laggan, close to the commando school where my Uncle David spent a lot of his time during WWII, and just down the road from Clan McDruid's ancestral stamping-grounds in Glen Shee.

According to the information pack that came with my 'Title Deed', this makes me a 'Laird'.

I shall expect a suitably deferential tone from you all from now on.

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Hey, only about 60 some people need to die for my family to have a shot at being clan chief. LOL So I only have to bow for a while. [Smile]
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yeah like i'm going to call you that druid.

But i would like to know what you are going to be doing with a square foot of land ?

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All it would take is one cow and a good shot and your enitire ancestoral homestead would be covered in manuere, Laird.

Would than then make you Laird of the flies?

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
Would than then make you Laird of the flies?

I prefer 'Laird of DunCoo'. [Wink]


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explanation for non-scots...

Dun : common prefix in Scottish place names, denotes a castle or fortified town.

Coo : Scots promounciation of 'cow'

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The Famous 'Laird' Druid_____________________Well Sire. I must confess My great grand mother was a titled lady in Scotland, She some how got her hands on part of her money and ran off to America with her soon to wed Irish tinker. So that and a Dollar will buy me a cup of coffee.

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What do you call a Laird dressed in a kilt, on Princes Street at Hogmanay?

A tourist.

Remember, it's shite being Scottish

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So now you're moving from merely Famous into the path of royalty?

Having noticed that your combination of ethnicity and geography often have you "taking the piss", I humbly suggest "DunWeed" as the place name. (The number of punnable combinations arising therefrom is fascinating, BTW.) Either that, or some derivation of a line or two from Burns' ode To A Mouse.

In any event, congratulations on your landed status, Your Druidness. [thumbsup]

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
Having noticed that your combination of ethnicity and geography often have you "taking the piss", I humbly suggest "DunWeed" as the place name. (The number of punnable combinations arising therefrom is fascinating, BTW.)

Whatever name I settle on, rest assured there'll be a pun in there somewhere [Wink] .

quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
My great grand mother was a titled lady in Scotland, She some how got her hands on part of her money and ran off to America with her soon to wed Irish tinker. So that and a Dollar will buy me a cup of coffee.

Where can you buy a coffee for a dollar?
Must be shite coffee. [Wink]

Everyone seems to have a story like that, one of my ancestors was the son of a Glasgow industrialist who "married beneath his station" and was disinherited. Mrs Druid's mother (a family tree geek) traced her ancestry back to an Irish lord who took the losing side against Cromwell, and lost everything.

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Originally posted by littlefish:
Remember, it's shite being Scottish

That little rant is my favourite quote from Trainspotting.

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Congratulations, your Laird-ness [Smile] (Your Laird-ship???)

Would you like me to nip over the border and put a fence round your new territory to keep it safe until your triumphant return? ....or maybe I could drop an old Jimmy Shand LP on the hallowed spot as a beacon to guide you? [Wink]

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WELL ALL_____________________Here near me we have gas stations, not unlike your petrol stations that have junk food and coffee for sale. I have gotten into the habbit of mixing hot chocolate and coffee half and half. price? .89/.99/1.09 and I must agree that it is shiye coffee or hot chocolate but not so bad mixed. Each seems to block out the others short commings.

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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
Would you like me to nip over the border and put a fence round your new territory to keep it safe until your triumphant return?

A fence?
You mean something like this... ?

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Thanks, but no thanks.

MoMan: I'm going to try your coffee/chocolate mix today, sounds truly vile [Wink]

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Actually Mo Man is right

Take nasty garage/service station vending machine coffee and mix 50/50 with nasty garage/service station vending machine hot chocolate and get something strangely not too vile at all

[Big Grin]

Try it - you might be pleasantly surprised

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quote:
Originally posted by Aditu:
Hey, only about 60 some people need to die for my family to have a shot at being clan chief

Have you seen Kind Hearts and Coronets ?

Not that I'm suggesting anything, I'm just sayin'...

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
My brother-in-law bought me a square foot of land in the highlands for xmas. It's between Loch Treig and Loch Laggan, close to the commando school where my Uncle David spent a lot of his time during WWII, and just down the road from Clan McDruid's ancestral stamping-grounds in Glen Shee.

According to the information pack that came with my 'Title Deed', this makes me a 'Laird'.

I shall expect a suitably deferential tone from you all from now on.

Wow, that's so cool! [Big Grin]
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Perhaps it's not filter coffee...
*ick*

But surprisingly, while coming back from PA many months ago, I stopped at a gas station, and got a cup of Green Mountain coffee for something rather close to a dollar. I don't think it was necessarily as low as $0.99, but it might have been $1.09. Given that Green Mountain is a known commodity, I thought it was a pretty fair deal, and was in fact, a good cup of coffee. [Smile]

Mind you, the best coffee is free coffee... but my luck in such matters hasn't been as great lately. :-/

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I dont know what service stations are selling that ---- but the ones around here are good on the tap. I mean, everyone harasses Nebraskans but When you stop at a KwikShop they will have good coffe/hot cocoa (even if it has the crappy eastern names)

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The Famous 'Laird' Druid_____________________Be sure to pay your taxes on the Kindom. Many years ago a cereal company here in the states had a promotion and the prize to the kiddies that collected enough box tops was a parcel of land some where off in the Northwest Territories. About fifteen years ago I got a notice from the Tax collector that my land had been siesed for back taxes. Seems the cereal company did not want to pay them for us and I never got a due notice.

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Laird Druid. I think I drove by your estate a few years ago on a trip around the Highlands. [Wink] It's beautiful country. Recommended reading for all Scot-ophiles or Scots born ex-pat is John McPhee's "The Crofter and the Laird".
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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Be sure to pay your taxes on the Kindom.

I thought about that too, turns out that property taxes in Scotland apply only to dwellings, unoccupied land isn't taxed.
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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Be sure to pay your taxes on the Kindom.

I thought about that too, turns out that property taxes in Scotland apply only to dwellings, unoccupied land isn't taxed.
Are you saying that you own an entire square foot of land in the Scottish Highlands and you are planning to *not* occupy it? [Eek!]

Don't even think of running for President! Anywhere! Ever!

*sheesh*

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
Are you saying that you own an entire square foot of land in the Scottish Highlands and you are planning to *not* occupy it? [Eek!]

Don't even think of running for President! Anywhere! Ever!

I dunno about occupying the highlands, GG.
Some of those 'insurgents' look pretty tough.


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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:

(all comments about 'family resemblance' will be treated with the scorn they deserve [Wink] )

I would not dare venture any remark about your common ancestry with this or any other coo. It seems highly suspect, however, that you and he share a hair stylist, oh Lairdy one. [Big Grin]

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And besides which, my insurgents  -

will be happy to kick your insurgent's arse. [Wink]

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Ah, I see now that the Mad Cow "epidemic" was in fact an insurgency of angered bovines. Glad we got that cleared up [Big Grin]

Congrats, your laird-iness.

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Congratulations on your Laird-ness. Do I have to face you at all times before leaving the room? [Big Grin]

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