Step-over bikes for women

reohn2
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Re: Step-over bikes for women

Postby reohn2 » 1 Apr 2018, 1:18pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Vorpal wrote:That DM and it's crazy inflamatory, anti-Scottish propaganda! Disguising it as opposition to discrimination against women only makes it worse!

Calm down dear,it's only a bike! :wink:

I've suspected it for a long time, but now I think I really must out you. It's all fallen into place - political views exactly aligned, and now you use the phrase you became famous for.

You are David Cameron aicmfp.

You're right of course and if you wear a hoody I'll give you a hug and a fiver dear :wink: :shock:
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Re: Step-over bikes for women

Postby reohn2 » 1 Apr 2018, 1:19pm

gnvqsos wrote:The clue is in the title

Male on Sunday

Good day

I never spotted that :?
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Re: Step-over bikes for women

Postby reohn2 » 1 Apr 2018, 1:22pm

brynpoeth wrote:...........Must one wear a kilt when cycling in Scotland, does the rule apply to laddies only, or are ladies allowed to wear skirts?

Yes but not in a strong wind if you want to see where your going :shock: .
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Re: Step-over bikes for women

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Apr 2018, 2:03pm

Of course the Rt Hon Mr Cameron has a scotch name

I will wage a fiver on him being the first President of the Scotch Republic
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Re: Step-over bikes for women

Postby Mike Sales » 1 Apr 2018, 2:11pm

brynpoeth wrote:Of course the Rt Hon Mr Cameron has a scotch name

I will wage a fiver on him being the first President of the Scotch Republic


Some Scots, and some Scottish people, object to Scotch being applied to anything but whisky.

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Re: Step-over bikes for women

Postby Bonefishblues » 1 Apr 2018, 2:19pm

I've never understood why that's the case - any insight?

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Re: Step-over bikes for women

Postby Mike Sales » 1 Apr 2018, 2:25pm

Bonefishblues wrote:I've never understood why that's the case - any insight?


'Fraid not.

If my understanding is correct, Islay is pronounced Isla, but all the many other Scottish islands ending in -ay are pronounced-ay.
Don't know why that is either. Possibly I am wrong, but maybe some old Scotsman will explain all.

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Re: Step-over bikes for women

Postby reohn2 » 1 Apr 2018, 2:58pm

Bonefishblues wrote:I've never understood why that's the case - any insight?

Something to do with monopeding? :wink:
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Re: Step-over bikes for women

Postby feefee8 » 2 Apr 2018, 11:20am

I don't think that the -ay at the end of Islay is the same as other Scottish islands. The Gaelic for the island is Ile.

Other islands have the -aigh suffix (-ay in English) and depending on local accent are pronounced as a, ay or aye.

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Re: Step-over bikes for women

Postby andrew_s » 2 Apr 2018, 11:35pm

The ay in Islay is from the Scandinavian øy, meaning (obviously) "island".

The Hebridean islands made up the Viking Kingdom of the Isles, which didn't become part of Scotland until 1266 (Orkney & Shetland in 1472). There are many Scandinavian words in the place names of the islands.