Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Prince Charles' Tour of Scotland

Prince Charles is visiting an Edinburgh hospital. He enters a ward full of patients with no obvious sign of injury or illness and greets one.

The patient replies:
“Fair fa your honest sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the pudding race,
Aboon them a ye take yet place,
Painch, tripe or thairm,
As langs my airm.”

Charles is confused, so he just smiles and moves on to the next patient. The patient responds:
“Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat an we can eat,
So let the Lord be thankit.”

Even more confused, and his smile now rictis, the Prince moves on to the next patient, who immediately begins to chant:
“Wee sleekit, cowerin, timorous beaty,
O the panic in they breasty,
Thou neednastart awa sae hastie,
Wi bickering brattle.”

Now serious troubled, Charles turns to the accompanying doctor and asks “Is this the psychiatric ward”?
“No,” replied the doctor. “This is the Serious Burns Unit.”

From The Scotish Banner, Australian Edition January 2010 p9.

Groans and Thanks Stephen McDonald


CalumCarr said...

That's terrible but brilliant.

Merry Christmas!

James Higham said...

Bonnie Prince Charlie?