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by Penny Tray
Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES
Replies: 134
Views: 35966

Re: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES

Mac,

Very interesting. If you look at my posting of 9 March, I wondered if Pllu was generally regarded as a Scottish name because plough in the West of Scotland was invariably pronounced ploo?

PS I've just sent you a PM regarding our poetry 'triangle' with Morag the other night.
by Penny Tray
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES
Replies: 134
Views: 35966

Re: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES

Thanks Jim As I think I've indicated already, PLLU is the one name that has surprised me. I had assumed it was a guid Scottish name.
by Penny Tray
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES
Replies: 134
Views: 35966

Re: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES

Pulling this thread together so far we have identified: Agostini Biagi Biagioni Bonaldi Brogi Brusnihan Carrino Castlevecchi Cavani Coppola Cornelius Delgreco Depratto Di Alesandro Di Carlo Farro Flukker Giovanetti Gonnella Kolodziej Lanni Liteunecks Magnus Manfredini Marchetti Marroni Milanni Nardu...
by Penny Tray
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: WHY NO MENTION OF ARRAN?
Replies: 29
Views: 3615

Re: WHY NO MENTION OF ARRAN?

David, You'll need to make more use of that bus pass - you can see Arran all the way down to Stranraer - and from all the high hills in Ayrshire. I was also wondering, when thinking about the famous people that may have visited or passed through the Three Towns, how he got to Greenock where he spent...
by Penny Tray
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES
Replies: 134
Views: 35966

Re: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES

Looking at some of the school photos there is also Savario (I remember Lawrence from Ardrossan); Pacewicz; Brusnihan; Zickman; Litoneiks; Castlevecchi and Kolodziej.

I also see a young lady's graduation photo in the latest A&S Herald - Anna-Marie Coppola.
by Penny Tray
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: WHY NO MENTION OF ARRAN?
Replies: 29
Views: 3615

WHY NO MENTION OF ARRAN?

Could anyone hazard a guess why Burns never once mentioned "ARRAN" in any of his poems?
by Penny Tray
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES
Replies: 134
Views: 35966

Re: NON-SCOTTISH/BRITISH SURNAMES

Jock, The Agostini family has already had an honourable mention. I remember Alfie well from schools football. He played right back for St. Peter's and the fact that I remember him as a rival 50 years on says it all. He was tough and uncompromising but playing left half or left midfield as they would...
by Penny Tray
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: The BBC and Burns
Replies: 11
Views: 1521

Re: The BBC and Burns

Westendcafe,

I've known about this for some time but not being technical this is the first access I've had to it. Well done. Many Threetowners will enjoy this.
by Penny Tray
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Poetry that moves you
Replies: 94
Views: 7544

Re: Poetry that moves you

Rowanside, Milda and Morag, You cannie dae that and then leave as a' hinging, waiting for the poem. My old mother's 91 and you would just need to give her "There's a one-eyed yellow....." and she would take you right through to the last sentence without thinking. 'The Green Eye of the Yellow God' Th...
by Penny Tray
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Poetry that moves you
Replies: 94
Views: 7544

Re: Poetry that moves you

Morag, Just to lift you oot the depths o depression before I retire for the night too. CARNIVAL Your words are like confetti - flung across the moon - yellow and blue and scarlet - violet and maroon - and I hear your laughter soaring - like a star allured balloon. Your eyes are like gay lanterns - a...
by Penny Tray
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: The Easyfit shoe shop
Replies: 21
Views: 5787

Re: The Easyfit shoe shop

What a photie!!!!!
by Penny Tray
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Poetry that moves you
Replies: 94
Views: 7544

Re: Poetry that moves you

Morag,

I've got a real tear jerker but I'll keep it for another day! These poems are so important though.