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Old 12 December 2005, 17:46   #61
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This is not correct. The haggis has four legs but two on one side of its body are shorter than the two on the other. Most haggis are right handed in that they can only move along a hill in one direction so they need at least two entrances to their burrows, or rather, an exit and an entrance. However, there is a subspecies which is left handed and these obviously have the shorter legs on the other side of their body. They are sought after because they are said to taste better. I trust this clarifies the situation.
It does. I would like to forward my apologies for posting erroneous information (although I did cite my source), and I trust this has not caused any distress or insult for any more knowledgeable parties?

I look forward to a day when all will know the full truth about the elusive creatures Haggis seem to be, and from this fount of knowledge can build a more stable and prosperous future for all, be they Scottish or otherwise, Human or Haggis. It is from such humble beginnings as Ribnet posts that legend and carefully reasoned fact are developed, and I have a deep respect for Mr. jwalker as a scotsman having shared with us less enlightened ribnetters his, perhaps hard earned, knowledge on the Haggis.

Above comments notwithstanding, I would like to point out that, certainly from my perspective, the collective society that is Ribnet values the knowledge of all Haggis, be they 4 legged, or the certainly possible 3 legged variety. Haggis, and their contribution to society is not something that can be measured by counting the number of legs, it is what is inside that counts, and I propose that ALL haggis are given the opportunity to shine, and equal rights are given to there potentially rare differently abled haggis, with less than the commonly accepted as standard 4 legs.

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Old 12 December 2005, 17:48   #62
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But are they counter-rotating??
I don't think this is all that needs to be taking into consideration, I mean, you're into the realms of claw torque (if they have claws), you'd have to measure the offset between all legs, and the flex in motion, plus of course how much power to weight is developed!
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Well, I just Googled and an official Haggis site said:

"A haggis is a small three-legged animal native to the Highland glens and mountains"
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Well, I just Googled and an official Haggis site said:

"A haggis is a small three-legged animal native to the Highland glens and mountains"
Could this be disinformation by highly trained I.T. Haggis, trying to keep us from knowing too much about them?

I'd be up for a ribnet conference wherever, as long as I'm free. South Coast is close, but somewhere I don't go very often like Wales, Scotland, or anywhere North of the Thames really would be good as it gets me out and about!
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Well, I just Googled and an official Haggis site said:

"A haggis is a small three-legged animal native to the Highland glens and mountains"
Is Google scottish?
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Could this be disinformation by highly trained I.T. Haggis, trying to keep us from knowing too much about them?
Don't be ridiculous.
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Old 12 December 2005, 18:25   #67
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Don't be ridiculous.
ME? Good lord no.

I've just been reminded of something else I like. Scotch Pancakes. Must go shopping...
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ME? Good lord no.

I've just been reminded of something else I like. Scotch Pancakes. Must go shopping...
MMM yes - love them - Welshcakes even better though - or the ones my mates wife makes are anyway!!!
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Kipp

I see the soft southern approach to actually travelling away from the South coast is starting to creep into the equation.
What about Scapa?
Glorious area for ribbing!
Or my local, the Forth, when it`s nice it`s very, very nice but when it`s not its horrid.
Rathlin off Antrim is great
Port Ellen on Islay?
Or the best ever!
Knoydart
All right Kipp is no to bad
Would be nice to see something further North than Birmingham for a change.
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As much as I hate the fact, there is a good reason why a lot of event happen in the south put a pin in the map at Southampton and draw a circle with a 150 miles radius and you will cover 30 million people, do the same exercise in Scotland and you will cover 5 million.

Now this is a good reason to live in Scotland but Iím not sure it is a good reason to have a conference there that is if you want lots of people to attend
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