History Creator / RobertBurns

25th Oct '16 3:09:47 AM cjodendaal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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

to:

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!''

to:

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".

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NightmareFuel: ''Tam o' Shanter'' is practically the Scottish equivalent of WashingtonIrving's TheLegendOfSleepyHollow.
30th Nov '15 10:04:33 AM FF32
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff]]: His works are extremely popular in Russia.

to:

* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff]]: GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: His works are extremely popular in Russia.
27th Sep '15 8:16:28 AM TheDoctor1996
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff]]: His works are extremely popular in Russia.
9th Jan '14 2:12:25 PM SuperTroper
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: ''Love in the Guise of Friendship''
8th Jan '14 4:58:31 AM Q4
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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.
22nd Jul '13 9:19:02 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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[[hottip:*:well, sort of - he claimed it was a pre-existing folk sing that he just wrote down and tidied up]]. 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:

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[[hottip:*:well, his[[note]]well, sort of - he claimed it was a pre-existing folk sing that he just wrote down and tidied up]].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
28th May '13 8:55:30 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Rabbie Burns! BonnieScotland's favourite poet; TheBard of Ayrshire; author of a poem called "Address To A Haggis". Yes, really.

to:

Rabbie Burns! BonnieScotland's Bonnie UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}'s favourite poet; TheBard of Ayrshire; author of a poem called "Address To A Haggis". Yes, really.
20th Dec '12 7:20:34 PM hagagaga
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BadassBoast: "Scots Wha Hae" is one.
This list shows the last 10 events of 19. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.RobertBurns