Posts tagged ‘banned’

December 12, 2019

When Scotland Cancelled Christmas

by duncanr

my English friends often ask me why I don’t really celebrate Christmas. I try to explain that New Year is a more important celebration in Scotland than is Christmas – or at least it was when I was growing up in Scotland so that has kind of shaped my attitude towards Christmas. That then leads to another question – why have Scots traditionally celebrated New Year more than Xmas. A question I’ve – till now – been unable to answer. Now that I’ve stumbled upon this video, however, I’m ready for the next person to ask me that question

November 9, 2018

Say hello to Rang-tan

by duncanr

Iceland’s 2018 xmas advert has been banned from appearing on TV – – because the advertising regulatory body deemed it too political


while you won’t be seeing it on TV, Iceland has posted the video on YouTube for folk to view


March 5, 2017

No &%$£ Allowed

by duncanr

our Nobbly better mind his language before next venturing in to Salford . . .

July 29, 2014

Nae Mair Chappin’ in Seville

by duncanr

dominoes banned200don’t you just hate noisy eaters?

and as for bloody dominoes players – Ggrrr!!!

People (in Scotland) playing dominoes are said to be chappin’ when they cannot play. Sometimes they actually tap the table to indicate their inability to play (

well, there’ll be no more public crunching or slurping in Seville after the local council banned eating or drinking while standing next to café terraces

nor playing dominoes either !

December 8, 2013

One Hundred and Deity

by duncanr

no jesus150A darts competition at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset was disrupted last year when the crowd began a chant of ‘Jesus’ on sighting bearded Nathan Grindal. As a result, the tournament organisers had him thrown out

This year they were taking no chances of a repeat occurrence and prevented Nathan (Jesus) Grindal from attending the competition

They say it was to prevent crowd trouble

I think it was because they didn’t want their bar takings affected by the bugger turning water into wine 😆

May 26, 2013

Birthday Bumps Banned

by duncanr

birthday bumps‘Birthday Bumps’ in England is the custom of grabbing someone by the arms and legs, when it’s their birthday, and hoisting them into the air – once for each year of their age

In Scotland, however, ‘birthday bumps’ – at least when I was at school – was a bit more ‘robust’ than the English version and involved the . . .

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December 3, 2012

Women Banned from using Cell Phones

by duncanr

no cell phoneThe men of Sunderbadi village in India have some balls !!!

Why do I say that you ask?

[you did ask didn’t you?] 😆

Well, they’ve only issued a dictat banning women from using mobile phones outside the home. A single woman caught using a mobile in public will be fined Rs.10,000 – a married woman Rs.2,000

Like I said, they’ve got balls – try prising a phone out of a woman’s hands in the UK and see how far you get. It will be a quick visit to the divorce court [likely preceded by a swift kick in the afore-mentioned balls !]

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November 6, 2012

Cloth Cap Kerfuffle

by duncanr

There was a time (and I’m old enough to remember it) when every man and boy (almost) wore a cloth cap (or ‘bunnet’, as we called them in Scotland) –

Those days are long gone. The bunnet has made way for the baseball cap, and only the elderly or ‘toffs’ still wear the humble cloth cap.

Now, horror of horrors, a pub in Lancashire, England has denied admittance to anyone wearing a cloth cap

Fortunately, a neighbouring pub [Traders Jacks] has . . .

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August 8, 2012

Carry On, Major Outrage

by duncanr

Josephine Freestone a.k.a. Major Outrage has been given the all clear by Royal British Legion HQ to continue her fundraising efforts on their behalf.

They stepped in after the local branch of the RBL in Sherborne, Dorset banned her from selling poppies, claiming her corset, and fishnet tights was ‘inappropriate’ attire.

Ms Freestone, who has raised a lot – [I bet she has] – over the years was delighted to hear HQ had overturned the local ban

“We apologise to Mrs Freestone for any upset that may have been caused and look forward to seeing her collecting on the streets of Sherborne – [I bet he does, the dirty wee bugger] – come November.” said a spokesman

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March 28, 2012

St Louis School bans Kilt

by duncanr

A St Louis School has banned a student from wearing his kilt at the school Prom – declaring that they . . .

want to teach the men to dress like men

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Cheeky buggers !

They calling us cissies ?

Up yours, Granite City High School !!!