Humor, Uncategorized

More words I don’t know . . . yet, part three

Ever wonder who McCall Smith is referring to when he mentions Harry Lauder? I found this online along with a description of Sir Harry who according to Wikipedia was a well-known performer who dressed in Highland regalia (as seen above, note the muckle hairy sporam) and sang songs of his own composition with a Scottish… Continue reading More words I don’t know . . . yet, part three

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Crufts and other words I don’t know . . . yet

Continuing our exploration of all things unknown on the pages of The Unbearable Lightness of Scones by Alexander McCall Smith . . . we find the words: Crufts.  When a stranger issues a compliment, Angus Lordie declares that his puppies are “hardly likely to win at Crufts,” but what does he mean?  For the uninitiated… Continue reading Crufts and other words I don’t know . . . yet

Books

Words I don’t know . . . yet!

I am determined to mine every nugget of pleasure out of The Unbearable Lightness of Scones by looking up all the words I don’t know . . . yet. Mind you, it is rare for me to not know all the words in a book. But the latest 44 Scotland Street novel by Alexander McCall… Continue reading Words I don’t know . . . yet!

Humor

Muckle Hairy Sporran

I adore Alexander McCall Smith, so when learned that a new 44 Scotland Street novel was to be released in paperback, I ordered a copy even though it would be months before it shipped. It arrived last week. This morning I got up and saw rain washing away my beloved snow and was comforted by… Continue reading Muckle Hairy Sporran