History Creator / RobertBurns

1st Feb '17 1:20:57 PM Larkmarn
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* SelectiveObliviousness: Despite his legendary and greatly respected status in UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}, some readers who are perhaps more objectively critical regard and less starry-eyed view his famous "Address to a Haggis" as being a rather poor poem that is not helped by being written and delivered (traditionally) in a mixture of [[FunetikAksent phonetic Scottish]] and ordinary English.
** This can easily reach levels of BerserkButton for critical fans of poetry when [[RobertBurns Robbie Burns]] is held up in the same light as WilliamShakespeare, with the following example providing a comparison of two famous verses from each poet:
---> '''Shakespeare:''' But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
----> It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
----> Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
----> Who is already sick and pale with grief,
----> That thou her maid art far more fair than she
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---> '''Burns:''' Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
----> Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
----> Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
----> Painch, tripe, or thairm:
----> Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
----> As lang's my airm.
22nd Jan '17 3:25:00 PM JakesBrain
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Even Scots who ''don't'' need an excuse to get pissed celebrate Burns Night: His birthday, 25 January. The celebrations involve bringing the haggis in and reciting part of its poem (it's a really long poem) before cutting it open.

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Even Scots who ''don't'' need an excuse to get pissed celebrate Burns Night: His Night on his birthday, 25 January. The celebrations involve bringing the haggis in and reciting part a few stanzas of its poem (it's a really long poem) before cutting it open.
16th Jan '17 7:09:40 AM majike
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* SelectiveObliviousness: Despite his legendary and greatly respected status in UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}, some readers who are perhaps more objectively critical regard and less starry-eyed view his famous "Address to a Haggis" as being a rather poor poem that is not helped by being written and delivered (traditionally) in a mixture of [[FunetikAksent phonetic Scottish]] and ordinary English.
** This can easily reach levels of BerserkButton for critical fans of poetry when [[RobertBurns Robbie Burns]] is held up in the same light as WilliamShakespeare, with the following example providing a comparison of two famous verses from each poet:
---> '''Shakespeare:''' But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
----> It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
----> Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
----> Who is already sick and pale with grief,
----> That thou her maid art far more fair than she
--->
---> '''Burns:''' Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
----> Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
----> Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
----> Painch, tripe, or thairm:
----> Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
----> As lang's my airm.
25th Oct '16 3:09:47 AM cjodendaal
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Even if you haven't heard of him, you've heard some of his stuff; he's one of those guys whose works have dissolved into collective memory. Unofficial New Year's Eve song "Auld Lang Syne" is his[[note]]well, sort of - he claimed it was a pre-existing folk sing that he just wrote down and tidied up[[/note]]. He also wrote "To A Mouse", a line of which was pressed into service for Creator/JohnSteinbeck's novel ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''. Another of his poems, "To A Louse", gave us the proverb

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Even if you haven't heard of him, you've heard some of his stuff; he's one of those guys whose works have dissolved into collective memory. Unofficial New Year's Eve song "Auld Lang Syne" is his[[note]]well, sort of - he claimed it was a pre-existing folk sing song that he just wrote down and tidied up[[/note]]. He also wrote "To A Mouse", a line of which was pressed into service for Creator/JohnSteinbeck's novel ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''. Another of his poems, "To A Louse", gave us the proverb



To see oursels as others see us!''

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To see oursels ourselves as others see us!''



* UrExample: of MemeticMutation. When UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins introduced the concept in ''The Selfish Gene'', he illustrated it by reference to "Auld Lang Syne".

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* UrExample: of MemeticMutation. When UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins introduced the concept in ''The Selfish Gene'', he illustrated it by reference to "Auld Lang Syne".Syne".

For further study into the works and life of Robert Burns, see this free online course "Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy" from the University of Glasgow: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/robert-burns
17th Aug '16 9:02:30 AM Tailikku
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* NightmareFuel: ''Tam o' Shanter'' is practically the Scottish equivalent of WashingtonIrving's TheLegendOfSleepyHollow.
30th Nov '15 10:04:33 AM FF32
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* UrExample: of MemeticMutation. When RichardDawkins introduced the concept in ''The Selfish Gene'', he illustrated it by reference to "Auld Lang Syne".

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* UrExample: of MemeticMutation. When RichardDawkins UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins introduced the concept in ''The Selfish Gene'', he illustrated it by reference to "Auld Lang Syne".
27th Sep '15 8:16:51 AM TheDoctor1996
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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff]]: His works are extremely popular in Russia.

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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff]]: GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: His works are extremely popular in Russia.
27th Sep '15 8:16:28 AM TheDoctor1996
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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff]]: His works are extremely popular in Russia.
9th Jan '14 2:12:25 PM SuperTroper
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* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: ''Love in the Guise of Friendship''
8th Jan '14 4:58:31 AM Q4
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* SecondVerseCurse: "Auld Lang Syne" may be one of the most famous songs ever written, but few people know more than the first verse and refrain.
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