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"Guga agus buntàta."

Translation:Salted gannet and potato.

November 27, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Malwen
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I had no idea that gannet was eaten in some parts of Scotland. A bit of Googling turned up this really interesting article about the tradition https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jul/31/foodanddrink?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ollie-Benson

Interesting! Thanks for this! :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bonnythedog

oh, we're really selling the country now!

Come to Scotland, the diet comprises:

  1. Oats. (boiled, not even flap-jacked yet...).

(I'll avoid the usual mention of Dr. Johnson on oats....). woops...

  1. an offal-ball.

  2. a drink consisting of: 1 part Forth Bridge (allegedly), 900 parts sugar (less allegedly), 1 part same colouring as POTUS-45 uses each morning (er, allegedly), 1 part water (probably?).

  3. what? no Tunnock tea-cake?

  4. seabird.

  5. what? no NEEPS? tatties without neeps? seriously, no neeps! how authentic is this?

  6. no salads or non deep-fried veg.? OK, scratch last comment above...

  7. where is the deep-fried Mars bar? how many lessons have we had already...?

(phew, I think we managed to avoid stepping into a single simplistic stereotype there...). :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FiferWD

"Bu mhothaid an t-amadan mi nan ithinn sin!"

"I would be a bigger fool if I ate that!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eilwee

Lived in Scotland my whole life and never seen "guga" on the menu... Just my mother telling me to stop being such a gannet when i tried to eat someone else's dinner after I had finished mine!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertEddy

Thanks, I was wondering what it was. Also, good to know I'm not the only one here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RossMitche16

I live here and even im wondering what?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarksAaron

I legit want to try 'guga' the next time I visit Scotland.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeffrey.al

This course has me wondering if there is a way to procure guga outside of Scotland.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JmotRc

There is one legal guga hunt a year. I believe only for men from Ness in Lewis. Numbers taken are restricted but continues a long standing tradition. Remember inhabitants of St Kilda relied on seabirds for survival. Different from those hunting purely for sport.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HamishMacK8

buntata = potatoes = tatties ??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HamishMacK8

buntata - potatoes = tatties ??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lynne115582

Im a Scot tring to keep the language and customs alive but why anyone would want to eat a baby gannet or a puffin for that matter is beyond me. This is one tradition that should definitely be allowed to die out.

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