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January 24, 2011

GIVE IT UP FOR THE SCOTS

They're fighting for your fundamental human right to eat sheep lungs.

(Thanks to WriterDude)

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Give it up for the US, preserving our right to good taste.

No Haggis? Next thing you know they'll be banning Men in Kilts.

This.Shall.Not.Stand.

Thank you, Jeffie.

The idea takes your breath away

As everyone knows the Scot's are known for their fine cuisine. Not. I would personally like to thank Jeff for that enlightening link.

You're very welcome, cindy. I knew you'd like it.

I say again, haggis is delicious.

But: "...the US prohibited the use of offal from the UK in the wake of the BSE outbreak in 1989."

"Offal" is one of the best words in our language. Almost as good as "spork".

In Nova Scotia waiting to be seated at a rural restaurant, I made a smart-a$$ comment to Mr. Coconuts as to whether or not haggis would be on the menu. The huge red-haired man in front of me turned around and proceeded to inform me that haggis was a wonderful dish and that I should not knock something I hadn't tried.

I smiled and sheepishly (no pun intended) apologized and hoped he wouldn't step on my foot. He could have crushed me into the ground. Lesson learned...

I agree, Just Some Guy. And "phonetic" is the dumbest word in the English language. It isn't.

"Imported haggis was banned by the US because its food standards agency prohibits sheep lungs in food products."

Occasionally our gubmint gets something right.

At least we can still get domestic, lung-free, haggis.

And what cruel bastard put the 's' in 'lisp'?

Someone has to say it. Now that haggis is banned, only criminals will have haggis.

The ban is heartless and leaves me breathless. I can feel my bile building up.

O'er the ram parts we watched....

Is it lung stuffed with stomach or stomach stuffed with lung? Does it matter?

♫ 'All I need is the air that ewe breathe cuz i love ewe'

The thing that surprised me is that there's an actual ban on Scottish haggis in the U.S. I thought it was more of a general consensus rejection.

This is unfair!

Just Some Guy: you know what another good word is? dirndl.

Yow, Jeff, the dentist ought to be a blog post. Dental dirndl. Fan-freakin'-tastic.

I see it's made it to the blog.

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