Off on a dander...

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Off on a dander...

Post by Chris Paton » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:05 am

Hi all,

A quick note to say that I'm reluctantly moving on from using the TS forum - life's getting just a bit too busy these days! I'll still be floating around in other spheres, so will see a few of you around from time to time!

Cum an eachdraidh na h-Albainn beo, is le gach deagh dhurachd,

Chris :)
Tha an lasair nad anam aig meadhan do bhith
Nas làidir 's nas motha na riaghaltas no rìgh.

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Post by Anne H » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:39 am

Hi Chris,

Sorry to hear you're moving on, I enjoyed reading your posts, and of course, gaining from your expertise! Hope you'll stop by from time to time when things aren't too hectic. :)

Regards,
Anne H

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Post by Currie » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:40 am

All the best Chris,

Drop in when you can (especially if you hear of any freebies!)

I’ll keep an eye on your blog http://scottishancestry.blogspot.com/

Alan

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Post by Ina » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:07 am

Chris,

Hope you will be back with us soon. You are an assett to this site, and have provided our members with research sites that they may never have found if not for you.

Haste ye back!!!

Ina

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Post by Chris Paton » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:47 am

Thanks all - and do keep an eye out for my monthly columns in Ancestors, Practical Family History, and Your Family Tree, and the occasional piece in Family History Monthly - you won't always see me credited, but if you see the word 'Scotland' appear, there's a fair chance I might be involved lol :)

And keep mindful of Runrig's wisdom, as noted in my signature....! :) lol

Chris
Tha an lasair nad anam aig meadhan do bhith
Nas làidir 's nas motha na riaghaltas no rìgh.

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Post by SarahND » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:07 pm

For those of you, like me, whose ancestors left Scotland several hundred years ago, and who were afraid Chris was going off in a huff (e.g. expressions like "get your dander up" etc.) here is what the Concise Scots Dictionary has to say:

dander: vi stroll, saunter; n a stroll, leisurely walk

I'm relieved! :lol:

Cheers,
Sarah

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Post by Chris Paton » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:14 pm

Sorry, it's an Ulsterism - 'on a dander', means the same as the Australian walkabout - it has a Scottish Gaelic equivalent, the verb a' meanrainn, and in Scotland I think is the same as a donner or donder (or so l've been told!). A well known phrase over here - but I hope that clarifies it! :)

Signing off,

Chris :)
Tha an lasair nad anam aig meadhan do bhith
Nas làidir 's nas motha na riaghaltas no rìgh.

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Post by SarahND » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:23 pm

Don't be sorry-- we linguists eat these new phrases like candy :wink: :lol:

[cheers]
Sarah

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Post by mallog » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:58 pm

Your patience in the past has been much appreciated, Chris. Aw ra best !!
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Post by Montrose Budie » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:24 am

Chris Paton wrote:Thanks all - and do keep an eye out for my monthly columns in Ancestors, Practical Family History, and Your Family Tree, and the occasional piece in Family History Monthly - you won't always see me credited, but if you see the word 'Scotland' appear, there's a fair chance I might be involved lol :)

Chris
There's quite a few other regular Scottish contributors to these magazines who would be quite surprised to read that the Scottish content is mostly down to Chris Paton !!!

mb

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