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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:36 am

CharlesT wrote:A visit to MW would of itself not be sufficient to restore equilibrium.

A clue then: The location, M, is eponymous with and wholly surrounded by its environment.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:38 pm

Thrice round, thrice dunked and once supped, you'll be yourself again.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby olip74 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:52 am

Anything to do with Macbeth?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:05 am

olip74 wrote:Anything to do with Macbeth?

Afraid not, though I see where you're coming from.

The M of MW was though of royal blood, but was notable for another reason.

The location M is not the same as the M in MW, just to be clear. :D
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:32 am

CharlesT wrote:Thrice round, thrice dunked and once supped, you'll be yourself again.


Got to be Macbeth's witches? Or maybe not.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:37 am

Sgurr wrote:
CharlesT wrote:Thrice round, thrice dunked and once supped, you'll be yourself again.


Got to be Macbeth's witches? Or maybe not.

See answer to previous posit.
Nothing to do with the Scottish play, nor with The Hunting of The Snark(...what I tell you three times is true...), though it's quite possibly as bemusing as the bowsprit getting mixed with the rudder. :lol:
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby olip74 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:13 am

I'm new, forgive me, these have to be related to Scotland or Scottish history? My thoughts were turning to Mecca and Medina! Or meridians.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:19 am

Morar is synonymous with its environment, but I don't know what the W would be.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:47 pm

olip74 wrote:I'm new, forgive me, these have to be related to Scotland or Scottish history? My thoughts were turning to Mecca and Medina! Or meridians.

They have to have a Scottish element, be that a place, a person or a thing and those may be real, fictional or mythical. They may also pre-date the formation of Scotland as a political entity.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:50 pm

Sgurr wrote:Morar is synonymous with its environment, but I don't know what the W would be.


Not Morar, though a like entity is the environment within which the singular M exists. Note the M of MW is not the same.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby olip74 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:24 pm

CharlesT wrote:
olip74 wrote:I'm new, forgive me, these have to be related to Scotland or Scottish history? My thoughts were turning to Mecca and Medina! Or meridians.

They have to have a Scottish element, be that a place, a person or a thing and those may be real, fictional or mythical. They may also pre-date the formation of Scotland as a political entity.

Thanks. Is it Maree Well?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby olip74 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:26 pm

Rather Maelrhuba's Well on Maree Isle?

If insanity (or lunacy as it was known then) is your affliction then this is the place to come to be cured. Merely drinking the water from the well is not sufficient though – the afflicted should be bound, then thrown from a boat and towed round the island three times clockwise.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:51 pm

olip74 wrote:Rather Maelrhuba's Well on Maree Isle?

If insanity (or lunacy as it was known then) is your affliction then this is the place to come to be cured. Merely drinking the water from the well is not sufficient though – the afflicted should be bound, then thrown from a boat and towed round the island three times clockwise.


Correct, though my version has the afflicted one rowed around the island three times and submerged three times in the process. Apparently the well ran dry after someone attempted to cure their mad dog by having it drink from the well. St Maelrhuba was of royal Irish blood and founded a monastery at Applecross.

Your go.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby olip74 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:20 pm

CharlesT wrote:
olip74 wrote:Rather Maelrhuba's Well on Maree Isle?

If insanity (or lunacy as it was known then) is your affliction then this is the place to come to be cured. Merely drinking the water from the well is not sufficient though – the afflicted should be bound, then thrown from a boat and towed round the island three times clockwise.


Correct, though my version has the afflicted one rowed around the island three times and submerged three times in the process. Apparently the well ran dry after someone attempted to cure their mad dog by having it drink from the well. St Maelrhuba was of royal Irish blood and founded a monastery at Applecross.

Your go.

Gah! What have I got myself into? I'll have a wee think and check the thread unless it's been done before...
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:22 pm

You can always use the search function. Thread is a bit long now.
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