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Old 12 December 2005, 22:46   #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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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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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 I知 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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Wow, I didn't realise there were 30 million ribnetters in the south.
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Wow, I didn't realise there were 30 million ribnetters in the south.
Well obviously there aren稚 but if you look here you値l see the bias is very heavily to the south.
I知 not saying this is a good thing, it is just a fact Des
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you値l see the bias is very heavily to the south.

True, but we're looking for quality, not quantity

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Well obviously there aren稚 but if you look here you値l see the bias is very heavily to the south.
I知 not saying this is a good thing, it is just a fact Des
Do you have a handle on yer back, Des? Cos you wind up easily.
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Well we certainly have quantity and they want to build more Des
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We could debate the issue for months. We could have a poll. We could even (god forbid) form a committee. But is that what we want?

If anyone is prepeared to put in some effort to facilitate the gathering, then the venue will be their choice. Whatever the location some people will join in, and others won't. If we have people who want to get people together in Swansea and Inverkip we'll have two RIBnet conferences this year. We may even have another at RIBEX.

No RIBnet "event" is official. It's what anyone wants it to be. For anyone thinking that a conference has a timetable, an agenda and a programme of speakers -- you've got the wrong end of the stick

FWIW I quite fancy an excuse to get up to Scotland for a few days, and I have friends who live on Gower who I'd like to see, so either of the current suggested venues would be fine with me.

Having said that, it's traditional for me not to be able to attend due to work commitments so it probably won't make any difference . . .

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Well said John.

As the thread starter may I take the liberty and suggest that both venues are selected, ie SW and Inverkip and the local members nominate themselves the venue organisers and run two seperate threads. Say both venues at a different time. Who knows some members may want to participate at both
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We could debate the issue for months. We could have a poll. We could even (god forbid) form a committee. But is that what we want?
No JK! RIbnet does just fine without committees !!!

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We are happy to help if needed Andre. Kevin (Aging Youth) put a lot of work into organising one in Cowes. Think he is keen to help also. Perhaps it might be worth you experienced peeps plumping for one and settling on the other next year? Say, S. Wales 2006 then Inverkip 2007?

(At the end of the day it's impossible to please everyone !)

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I cast my mind back to 2004 at RIBEX when we had a great weekend and the evening in the Fountain with Alan Priddy and Co talking about .....Well RIBs and grand voyages.

Can't something be done next year at RIBEX? Even if there is another organised event later in the year. Maybe South Wales, doing the Severn on a flood tide .

I guess that the weekend would encompass a guest speaker/s, some RIBing and alot of drinking. Perhaps there could be a more serious content like basic First Aid or Emergancy Action demo's, demo's on GPS navigation plotting etc, with donated moneys going to RNLI or another worthy cause.
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