Ehhhh?..... ** birthday bumped post **

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mallog
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Post by mallog » Sun May 28, 2006 6:52 am

Christine and Jean,

That's some plans you two have got ! We are not going to see either of you for "stoor" !!

Mallog
Anderson, McAlpine, Blue - Argyll
Dunn Fife /ML
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Glen, Crow, Imrie - Angus
Scott & Pick ML
Mason - Co Down

SarahND
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Re: Ehhhh?.....

Post by SarahND » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:31 pm

Here's an "educational" post to help out those of us whose family left Scotland a few generations ago:

[birthday]
Talking Scot is 10 years old!
To celebrate we are “bumping” selected older posts - posts we enjoyed , posts with knotty puzzles, posts which made us laugh, posts which brought a tear to our eye and posts where the problem solving skills of Talking Scot members won the day. Why not join us in our celebrations by “birthday bumping” some of your favourite posts? Just post a reply to the end of any of your favourite posts and remember to mention in your reply it is a “Birthday Bumped” post!
=D> \:D/ [cheers] \:D/ =D>

“Birthday bumps” or “dumps” are a tradition in Scotland, especially in school playgrounds, where the birthday boy or girl was pursued in order to be given “dumps” or “bumps” - usually a series of bumps on the behind with a knee, corresponding to the number of years the birthday person had now reached (and sometimes an extra one for luck!). For more info about Scottish birthday dumps or bumps, see
http://www.scotslanguage.com/word/Apr-2 ... day_custom_

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Re: Ehhhh?..... ** birthday bumped post **

Post by SarahND » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:39 pm

"Bumping" this one again! As useful and hilarious now as it was back then [cheers]

Regards,
Sarah

[birthday]

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