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(Original post by Acaila)
You spelt ceilidh wrong, and Auld Lang Syne wrong, and penicillin wrong I think. Call yourself Scottish And more importantly an AH English student .
Bah! I'm writing in English so it's Caleigh. When I start to write in Scots or Gaelic I'll let you know

(Original post by Sophetta)
You forgot that us Scots (well im not technically scottish- pretty confused to what my nationalitly is so usually go for European) invented geology, fax machines, golf, Logarithms and provided the world with ronnie corbett, the man who produced best specimen of rhubarb, the man who discovered the workings of the nervous system, the bass player of the Darkness, David Hume, the man who discovered neptune etc. (Most (2/3ish) of them went to my school- which is why i know this great trivia)

EDIT: I forgot marmalade and microwaves
Well yes but I was plumping for the well known ones. You'd be surprised one of the people we have to thank for that intellectual legacy though; John Knox! When he wasn't burning people for their religious beliefs he was pushing for a school in every chuch parish - the most universal education system of it's day in Europe. ( Though apparently your school did more than it's fair share too. My English teacher taught Fran from Travis though! He even got sent a signed platinum album in gratitude so he must have made an impression ).

(Original post by leda swanson)
argh how can you like walter scott this is the 21st century. and edward said was so last century too. get out of the past and your pathetic traditions, go and listen to some britney spears. and caleighs '****ing' excellent? lol, i'd say britney would disagree with you there
Is this a joke? I'm not sure how to respond to the above unless you clarify the amount of sarcasm involved.
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(Original post by Faboba)
Bah! I'm writing in English so it's Caleigh. When I start to write in Scots or Gaelic I'll let you know .
I don't speak Gaelic and it's always been a ceilidh to me. And my mum (a lowlander) has never heard of your spelling of it.


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Well yes but I was plumping for the well known ones. You'd be surprised one of the people we have to thank for that intellectual legacy though; John Knox! When he wasn't burning people for their religious beliefs he was pushing for a school in every chuch parish - the most universal education system of it's day in Europe. ( Though apparently your school did more than it's fair share too. My English teacher taught Fran from Travis though! He even got sent a signed platinum album in gratitude so he must have made an impression )..
Microwaves aren't well known? Nobody famous ever went to our school So unfair. Mind you there are plenty of drama students around Britain from our school, so maybe the next Alan Rickman or something will be from here .



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Is this a joke? I'm not sure how to respond to the above unless you clarify the amount of sarcasm involved.
I sincerely hope it's a troll. But if not, going by her other posts there's not much sarcasm. :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Acaila)
I don't speak Gaelic and it's always been a ceilidh to me. And my mum (a lowlander) has never heard of your spelling of it.
http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...ient&q=caleigh

Well at least ^ proves I'm not alone. I don't care; I'll spell it how I like. It's Strip the Willow that's important.

Microwaves aren't well known? Nobody famous ever went to our school So unfair. Mind you there are plenty of drama students around Britain from our school, so maybe the next Alan Rickman or something will be from here .
Ah but how many people knew they were invented by Scots. I didn't even know. But then I don't trust microwaves..... ( Joking. Sort of. )

What about Sir Sean? I hope you're watching Gregory's Girl! The highlight of the Scottish film industry until Shallow Grave ( apart from Local Hero but that's in a class of it's own ). It's on Filmfour right this second.

I sincerely hope it's a troll. But if not, going by her other posts there's not much sarcasm. :rolleyes:
Oh let it be a troll, dear lord, let it be a troll.
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(Original post by Faboba)
http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...ient&q=caleigh

Well at least ^ proves I'm not alone. I don't care; I'll spell it how I like. It's Strip the Willow that's important..
I don't like Strip the Willow much. Far too exhausting. A Dashing White Sergeant or Gay Gordons is a bit easier.
And it's still ceilidh



(Original post by Faboba)
[Ah but how many people knew they were invented by Scots. I didn't even know. But then I don't trust microwaves..... ( Joking. Sort of. )

What about Sir Sean? I hope you're watching Gregory's Girl! The highlight of the Scottish film industry until Shallow Grave ( apart from Local Hero but that's in a class of it's own ). It's on Filmfour right this second..
Don't get Filmfour so I can't. Don't watch a lot of tv anyway - I'm normally pottering away on this machine .



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Oh let it be a troll, dear lord, let it be a troll.
{joins in the prayer}
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(Original post by Acaila)
I don't like Strip the Willow much. Far too exhausting. A Dashing White Sergeant or Gay Gordons is a bit easier.
And it's still ceilidh
Aw man! Strip the Willow is what a Caleigh is all about! Getting hideously drunk and violent to music. ( Kidding.... kind of ).

Don't get Filmfour so I can't. Don't watch a lot of tv anyway - I'm normally pottering away on this machine .
Well that's the beauty of film - you can watch it while fiddling so long as you can touch type.

{joins in the prayer}
Well far be it from me to question the all-seeing, all-knowning Britney.

Gregory has finally met up with Claire Grogan ( aka Christine Kochanski for any Red Dwarf fans out there )
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Strip the willow is way to fast though. It's just about wheeching people round and round til they get dizzy. And I don't like getting dizzy :'(.
I get to go to a ceilidh at a wedding reception in September w00t. Even more brilliant, my bf is going to be there in a kilt!
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It's just about wheeching people round and round til they get dizzy.
Exactly! Now you see!

( The Dashing White Sergent is good for the start of the evening when everyone's reluctant to dance but Strip the Willow is what it's all about. )
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Dashing White Sergeant is for ganging up on blokes and forcing them to dance .
Unlike Scottisches which are for wandering up to random blokes from your computing class and demanding "Dance with me!".
Hmph! Why is it always girls who have to ask blokes to dance? (or physically drag them up in the case of my bf).
Anyway I'm heading off now. Toodles everybody!
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Dashing White Sergeant is for ganging up on blokes and forcing them to dance .
Unlike Scottisches which are for wandering up to random blokes from your computing class and demanding "Dance with me!".
Hmph! Why is it always girls who have to ask blokes to dance? (or physically drag them up in the case of my bf).
Anyway I'm heading off now. Toodles everybody!
That's not really true! I'm always up for a dance. But in general as everyone tends to come as couples to these things it's best to start of with a dance that works with either even numbers ( three girls, three guys ) or uneven numbers ( one girl/two boys or two girls/one boy ( ) ) to make up for the people that demand the right to finish what they're eating. Damn burns suppers!

Also if you don't know the Dashing White Sergent it's easy to pick up so it gets unfortunate foreigners into the swing of things early on.
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Woo! Ceilidh dancing! I've been on holiday to scotland loads (about 8 years in a row!) so actually know what you're going on about! (I'm english scum you see ) Can't remember strip the willow very well though I'm sure I've done it. Dashing white sergant, gay gordons, eightsome reel, hamilton house and duke of perth are the ones we do which are all pretty easy. From what I've seen the foursome reel is the most violent - guys spinning guys is not safe (not in the hotel we stay at anyway!) Mari's wedding (sp.) always looks impossibly difficult.

This may make no sense to you scots as these dances may all just have been invented for us southerners, but hey - feels good to be included in the scottish takeover of ukl!
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(Original post by Bezza)
Woo! Ceilidh dancing! I've been on holiday to scotland loads (about 8 years in a row!) so actually know what you're going on about! (I'm english scum you see ) Can't remember strip the willow very well though I'm sure I've done it. Dashing white sergant, gay gordons, eightsome reel, hamilton house and duke of perth are the ones we do which are all pretty easy. From what I've seen the foursome reel is the most violent - guys spinning guys is not safe (not in the hotel we stay at anyway!) Mari's wedding (sp.) always looks impossibly difficult.

This may make no sense to you scots as these dances may all just have been invented for us southerners, but hey - feels good to be included in the scottish takeover of ukl!
While it's true in a sense that Caleighs/( alright Acaila Ceilidhs ) are part of the whole faux-Scottish thing, they're nothing if not a pleasant part of it. The beauty of Scottish dancing is that even if you don't know the exact moves most follow a close enough pattern that you can either imitate your nieghbour or if hopelessly inebriated can flail about wildly without looking too far out of step.

Always wanted to try my hand at ballroom dancing. The opportunity has never really arisen yet, strangely. Dancing is quite possibly my only talent.
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Dancing is quite possibly my only talent.
After tonight no one will be calling dancing one of my talents! Trying to break dance to run dmc, taking off shirts to right said fred (I'm too sexy, obviously) and so on. All this while sober too! I dread to think how I dance when drunk!
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After tonight no one will be calling dancing one of my talents! Trying to break dance to run dmc, taking off shirts to right said fred (I'm too sexy, obviously) and so on. All this while sober too! I dread to think how I dance when drunk!
Oh dear!
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Oh dear!
I've now learned that to do that caterpillar break-dancing thing, you need to use your hands. Otherwise you'll squash your b****cks real bad. Bezza's tip of the day!
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I've now learned that to do that caterpillar break-dancing thing, you need to use your hands. Otherwise you'll squash your b****cks real bad. Bezza's tip of the day!
Ahh, but you need to add MC Hammer's hammertime to ur collection!
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Ahh, but you need to add MC Hammer's hammertime to ur collection!
Didn't get played unfortunately - we did get a hell of a lot of classics on though - house of pain - jump around, new order - blue monday, time warp, ebeneezer good
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After tonight no one will be calling dancing one of my talents! Trying to break dance to run dmc, taking off shirts to right said fred (I'm too sexy, obviously) and so on. All this while sober too! I dread to think how I dance when drunk!
Thought you were a woman... thought you were going a bit too far... (then notices a post warning about potential nether-region damage)
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Thought you were a woman... thought you were going a bit too far... (then notices a post warning about potential nether-region damage)
That's at least the second time someones thought I was a girl - my names nick, with a k, not without and not short for nicola! I never realised my nickname was so feminine. We probably were going a bit far, but I didn't know most of the people so had to make an impression :rolleyes: "Potential nether-region damage" as you so pleasantly put it is something to be careful of at all times!
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I somehow managed to spend >£150 per week on average during my first year. The main reason for this is that I bought lots of clothes, went out almost everynight for periods of about 2-3 weeks, bought lots of playstation games, ate out everyday. T'was quite an expensive lifestyle. I will have to cut down come Sept 04!
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For instance the Magdalen Ball costs £200 for a ticket.
200 pounds for a Ball ticket!? :eek: My goodness what do you get included for that?? I hope Durham isn't that expensive hehe
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