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Vikings 'were warned to avoid Scotland'
The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 20, 2009 | Telegraph News

Posted on 09/22/2009 7:10:57 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin

Vikings 'were warned to avoid Scotland'

Scotland is full of dangerous natives who speak an incomprehensible language and the is weather awful. That was the verdict of a series of 13th century Viking travel guides that warned voyagers to visit at their peril.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; scotland; vikings
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Bloody 'ell. Somm 'un got glassd, and noon moves 'til we find hooed diddit.
1 posted on 09/22/2009 7:10:57 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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2 posted on 09/22/2009 7:12:42 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: Dumpster Baby

Very well said.


3 posted on 09/22/2009 7:13:30 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Arec Barrwin
Scotland is full of dangerous natives who speak an incomprehensible language and the is weather awful

Might be true today? ;-)

4 posted on 09/22/2009 7:14:33 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Arec Barrwin

I would also warn them to avoid Lambeau Field.


5 posted on 09/22/2009 7:14:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Arec Barrwin

I wonder if the Scots hate Brett Favre?


6 posted on 09/22/2009 7:15:57 PM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: doc1019

It is. Especially in Glasgow. LOL! j/k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrmcxa1yBec


7 posted on 09/22/2009 7:16:01 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (http://www.muckety.com/7BECFF40501E647D3741343C37265A57.map)
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To: Arec Barrwin

The Scots are what motivated Hadrian to build a wall completely across Britain...


8 posted on 09/22/2009 7:16:17 PM PDT by Bean Counter (No, I am Jim Thompson!!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Last night, for reasons I don’t recall, I contemplated which people are the most bada$$ on earth.

The Turks, The Irish, The Hun, and others all made the list.

But, I came to the conclusion that historically the Scots have got to be the most bada$$ people on the planet. Period.


9 posted on 09/22/2009 7:17:11 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Arec Barrwin
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10 posted on 09/22/2009 7:18:42 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Arec Barrwin

The Guizer Jarl is silhouetted as members of his Viking Squad walk around a long boat with burning torches during the annual Up Helly Aa Festival, in Lerwick, Shetland Islands on January 29th, 2008. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian vikings in the Shetland Islands.


11 posted on 09/22/2009 7:19:17 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

They might feel right at home at a soccer/football match.


12 posted on 09/22/2009 7:23:02 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Arec Barrwin

Clan MacDougal was started by a son of King Haakon, Dugal. At one time the clan owned enough gules, or longships, to carry a force of several thousand warriors. They weren’t people you wanted to aggravate.


13 posted on 09/22/2009 7:23:23 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Skooz

Wearing a skirt and knee-highs tends to lend itself to a special kind of bad-assedness. Who else on the planet could get away with that and not be made fun of?


14 posted on 09/22/2009 7:23:40 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

What is left unsaid is that they were told by some Jutes that the Scots would frequently refuse to pay the dinner tab, and wouldn’t tip for service.


15 posted on 09/22/2009 7:24:28 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

Aye, they thought they would get off scot-free.


16 posted on 09/22/2009 7:28:24 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Bean Counter
It wasn't Scotland then ~ it was Alba when the Romans were about. Scota or Scotia was the place we now call Ireland, named after one of Scota's three sins, Ir.

Scota was the Great Goddess ~ explaining something very strange ~ the early people who came from the Danube in the 8th century BC were fairly monotheistic ~ but it wasn't "God the Father", but "Goddess the Mother".

They were called Milesians after "Mil", the first man.

About the 7th and 8th century people from the North, sometimes described as Vikings but more properly Orkney Islanders, began moving into Alba. Almost at the same time people from Scotia (now Ireland) began moving into the same place.

The meeting of the two peoples was no more violent than usual, and brides were swapped, peace made, clans were built, prosperty ensued, and the Scots were created! Neither Viking nor Celt, this new breed of man began kicking the world in the ass and hasn't stopped.

Today most Scots live in America with large contingents in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and England.

This, BTW, is why most Scottish Lords and kings are descendants of King Frosti ~ and so are all the Scots anyway.

The Swedish national tradition begins with their camp on a large lake in Southern Sweden engaging in combat with King Frosti and defeating him but apparantly he simply retired to his Summer Home in the Sunny South and left all the ice and snow to the Swedes.

17 posted on 09/22/2009 7:29:14 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Arec Barrwin
Reminds me of the Irish Stephan from bravehart
18 posted on 09/22/2009 7:29:24 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Skooz

“Scots have got to be the most bada$$ people on the planet.”

Got that right. I married one.


19 posted on 09/22/2009 7:29:56 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: Ciexyz
They might feel right at home at a soccer/football match.

You definitely want to avoid Scotland during a Celtic-Rangers match.

20 posted on 09/22/2009 7:31:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kaehurowing

“Aye, they thought they would get off scot-free.”

That is where the expression actually Does come from.

In old Norse it’s “skat-fri” meaning free from tribute or taxes.


21 posted on 09/22/2009 7:33:34 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Clemenza
What is left unsaid is that they were told by some Jutes that the Scots would frequently refuse to pay the dinner tab, and wouldn’t tip for service.

Which is why they pleaded to go Dutch.

22 posted on 09/22/2009 7:36:04 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Skooz
Mixed bag. As George Washington moved his Army across the Hudson to relative safety in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the Maryland colonial militia called the Maryland 400, commanded by General William Alexander (that's a Scot for you Fur Shur) held the Brits at bey.

256 died in the battle. Another 100 were taken prisoner.

So, who were these guys? Amazingly the majority were descendants of the people who founded the old New Sweden Colony. A smaller group were descendants of the Catholics who founded the settlements starting at St. Mary's in the South. Others were Irish of recent vintage but they knew what they were about.

So you're coming pretty close to the baddest badasses on the planet, but it looks like the same old mix that started in the Orkneys over a thousand years ago.

23 posted on 09/22/2009 7:36:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yeah, Glasgow...........


24 posted on 09/22/2009 7:40:08 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Arec Barrwin

One word..Haggis


25 posted on 09/22/2009 7:43:48 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: muawiyah
I am descended from the Scotch Irish from Rowan County, N.C. I wonder about any people that enjoy a delicacy called haggis.
26 posted on 09/22/2009 7:44:33 PM PDT by vetvetdoug (FUBO....a fashion statement for Conservatives.)
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To: KosmicKitty
One word..Haggis

I had to look up the word "haggis" in a dictionary. Here's what I found:


27 posted on 09/22/2009 7:47:17 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Arec Barrwin
A Scottish man was at a baseball game. It was the first time he had ever seen the sport so he sat quietly.

The first batter approached the plate, took a few swings and then hit a double. Everyone was on their feet screaming “Run, Run!” This happened two more times, with a single and a triple.

The Scottish man was now excited and ready to get into the game.The next batter came up and four balls went by. The umpire called “walk” and the batter started on a slow trot to first.
The Scotsman, extremely excited now, stood up and screamed, “R-R-Run ye basstarrd, rrrun!” Everyone around him started laughing. So the Scotsman, extremely embarrassed, sat back down.

A friendly fan, seeing the Scotsman's embarrassment, leaned over and said, “He can't run - he got four balls.”

The Scotsman then stood up and screamed, “Walk with pride,man...walk with pride!”

28 posted on 09/22/2009 7:50:24 PM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: Texas Eagle

I worked with a guy who served in the Air Force & was stationed for awhile in Scotland.

He tried Haggis. Had the same reaction as viewers of that picture!

BARF!!!!


29 posted on 09/22/2009 7:51:04 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

I spent a few days in Peterhead Scotland and they will also try to drink you to death there. It wasn’t easy, but I barely escaped when I found a bottle of Cuervo at the local bar and turned the tables on them.


30 posted on 09/22/2009 7:53:28 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: vetvetdoug
No doubt the Scots call it haggis but I think the Saudi Arabians eat something pretty similar made from various parts of goats.

One such thing they call Maqaniq ~ which sounds very suspiciously like McAniq ~ and no doubt is exceedingly closely related to haggis.

31 posted on 09/22/2009 7:55:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Red_Devil 232

Are you sure that’s not a 9/12 photo at the White House?


32 posted on 09/22/2009 7:58:10 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: TheMom; humblegunner
Scotland is full of dangerous natives who speak an incomprehensible language and the is weather awful.

Crummy country to be from ping!

33 posted on 09/22/2009 7:59:57 PM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: Bean Counter
The Scots are what motivated Hadrian to build a wall completely across Britain...

And they wore kilts because the sound of zippers scared the sheep as well...

34 posted on 09/22/2009 8:00:10 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Are you sure that’s not a 9/12 photo at the White House?

I think that's actually a photo taken at Obama's family reunion on Marxist Vineyard a few weeks back.

Three.....two....one....

Is my post still here?

35 posted on 09/22/2009 8:00:17 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Bean Counter
The Scots are what motivated Hadrian to build a wall completely across Britain...

And they wore kilts because the sound of their zippers scared the sheep as well...

36 posted on 09/22/2009 8:00:30 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Arec Barrwin

And they wore kilts because the sound of their zippers scared the sheep as well...


37 posted on 09/22/2009 8:05:30 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Republic of Texas

Good job!


38 posted on 09/22/2009 8:07:48 PM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: Skooz

I am of Scottish heritage. I can tell you, you will find no better friend, nor a worse enemy. LOL


39 posted on 09/22/2009 8:11:21 PM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Bannockburn to you, you git.

:-)


40 posted on 09/22/2009 8:11:48 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Now, why did they wear kilts?


41 posted on 09/22/2009 8:13:17 PM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: Apercu

LOL


42 posted on 09/22/2009 8:19:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: Bean Counter

The Romans also avoided Ireland altogether; that’s how the raiders grabbed St. Patrick (and there was no rescue attempts, either).


43 posted on 09/22/2009 8:20:06 PM PDT by Carlos Martillo II (Guernica was a work of art...and I don't mean the painting.)
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To: Arec Barrwin; shibumi; Salamander
Alba Gu Bra!
44 posted on 09/22/2009 8:23:24 PM PDT by Semper Mark ("The future ain't what it used to be." - Yogi Berra)
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To: Arec Barrwin

By the 13th century the battle of Hastings was over for 150 years; the battle Harold had won days before (Stamford Bridge?) was probably one of the last Viking attempts on the island. The Normans that defeated the Saxons would cetainly be able to fend off Vikings.


45 posted on 09/22/2009 8:24:52 PM PDT by Carlos Martillo II (Guernica was a work of art...and I don't mean the painting.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

46 posted on 09/22/2009 8:28:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Skooz

Yep, and we are going to rise up here on the new continent, again. We’re tired of this pussyfooting around. Time for head-crackin’.


47 posted on 09/22/2009 8:29:26 PM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: Skooz; shibumi

I’m Irish, Scots, Welsh and Danish.

[and I’m the nastiest 95 pounds on earth]....LOL!


48 posted on 09/22/2009 8:30:11 PM PDT by Salamander (..But I was not all alone. I made friends with a lot of people in the danger zone.....)
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To: Arec Barrwin

“13th century Viking travel guides”

Now THERE’S an image!!! How wouldja like ta book a tour with broomhilda??


49 posted on 09/22/2009 8:32:11 PM PDT by lonster
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To: lmr

The first Highland games I ever took hubby involved that situation.

He kept messing with the kilted guys and whilst sitting on the curb, taking a break, I turned him and said “If one of those big guys wearing a “skirt” starts to beat your ass for square, I’m gonna just sit back and laugh.”

He let them be, after that...mostly because he realized he was offending *me* by picking on them.


50 posted on 09/22/2009 8:36:35 PM PDT by Salamander (..But I was not all alone. I made friends with a lot of people in the danger zone.....)
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