Tuesday 7 January 2003

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race,
Aboon them a' ye tak your place!

The American food authorities police are threatening the haggis. But folk are fighting back:
New York butcher, Steve Smith, normally has circumvented this threat to Scottish cultural freedom by butchering his own sheep and cooking his own haggis for ex-pats and American Burns’ lovers. Alas, fierce snow storms have prevented Mr Smith from carrying out his plan this year.
I am not so pleased about:
the appearance of a "Hawaiian-style" haggis - a de-boned chicken stuffed with pineapple and ham
Listen to this, ye food-police:
Ye Pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o' fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware,
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer,
Gie her a Haggis!
The people have spoken.