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Haulin'  a  fair  straggie  nb.  ye  winnae  ken  fit  at  means  eh'  Wull..

    yer richt yon words hid gone oot o use in i 18 century faider a bittie like sculleries an futrets

    young ronnie
    May 01 2009 12:10 AM
    Cannae say I've ever heard the word "straggie" before,that's a new yin on me....I take it it means a touch/puckle/marking?
    Ats  richt Wull  skulleries  n'  kitchies  iz  far  ye  made  the  mait.
    Futrets  wir  fer  pittin  doon  mappie  holes.
    Straggie  wis  amount o'  herrin'  ye  were  haulin ower  the  rail
    IE. sma'a straggie=abasket
    Fair straggie  about  a  cran,  B I G   STRAGS  1.5   n'  Mair'
    Last  time  we  wiz at  the  drift  we  got  150 crans  oota  10  nets  n'  cut  the  rest  away.
    AT  wiz  fit  wiz  ca'ad  FISHING   loon  nae  purse nets  n'  pumps  n'  em  days
    ye hid  t'  work  fer  yer  powen.

    young ronnie
    May 01 2009 12:54 PM
    Aye Williemin,that wis back in the days when the ships were made o' wid,the men were made o' iron,and the sheep didnae daur stan' still ower lang  :) :)
    Aye Ronnie especially if teuchters were aboot :whistle:

    young ronnie
    May 01 2009 01:16 PM
    It wisnae jist the Taffies that hid the monopoly on that kinna thing Willie...ony port in a storm  :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    May 01 2009 01:45 PM
    i think it`s great when lads like you ronnie share your experiences with us young lads -although we`ll mebbe give the sheep a bit of a miss :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    happy haddock
    May 01 2009 01:56 PM
    aye aye wulliemin you widna like ti go back to those as they say good old days.  :)

    young ronnie
    May 01 2009 02:34 PM
    Anybody that did want to go back to that would very soon be apprehended by the men in white coats,heavily sedated and taken back to the secure unit that they escaped out of.Mind you,at least there was a fishing industry back then,and it wasnae all bad...the crack more than made up for it I'm sure :)
    Comments like that Ronnie and it will be straight back to the wward of TP6 and the matron and nurse p will be upping your meds :) :) :) :)