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I once overheard a neighbour use the phrase "nig nog". I asked my father what it meant. As quick as a flash he said, "It's a type of biscuit. A bit like a hobnob." Can you beat this? BTW: We're keeping this thread open for an extra week as we're enjoying the stories so much.

(, Wed 14 Jan 2004, 13:29)
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My Dad, Haggi and an animal expert.
I know the haggis one has been done already (left legs different length to the right), but my Dad took it a small step further... too far in fact.

When I was in primary school my class had a visit from a animal expert (from a Zoo I think), and in true primary school style, we all had to write about our favourite animals... I chose the Haggis, and based it soley on what my Dad had "taught" me.

So this article described how Haggis's (or Haggi for plural) are small, hedgehog-like animals that lived in Scottish mountainsm and how there were 4 different types of haggis:
Ones with shorter left-legs that could only run anti-clockwise round mountains,
Ones with shorter right-legs that could only run clock-wise,
Ones with shorter front legs that could only run up the mountain,
Ones with shorter back legs that could only run down.
Catching Haggi was incredibly easy. All you had to do was jump out infront of one, and it would be so scared it would turn around and try to run the other way, but, with the short legs on the wrong side it would unbalance and tumble down the mountain, where you have another man waiting with a giant net.

Not only was my teacher highly amused when she saw what I'd written, she showed it to the animal expert, and also, when my mum came to collect me, the teacher showed it to her. My Dad took a while to live that one down.
(, Thu 15 Jan 2004, 15:41, Reply)

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