To delpeoples: Whisky, not Whiskey....!

  • Ciao carissima Lisa,

    Thank you for your kind words! As we said yesterday, it's quite difficult actually to find a place to stop when driving here - the other maniacs on the road are driving at break-neck speed with their eyes glued to the road and certainly not taking heed either of the beautiful scenery or of any brainless photographer staggering around the place with a camera. So this was taken in a bit of a hurry. And, of course, I had an urgent assignation too!

    A couple of wee corrections, though. You don't require the word "to" - it's just plain and simple "tha morra". So, deo volente, I'll see you again tha morra, Hen. ("Hen", incidentally, being a term of endearment, particularly to a woman.)

    And Scotch whisky is spelled without an "e". The stuff they brew in Ireland and North America is "whiskey" with an "e". But, if you want to impress the locals, you could call Scotch whisky "usquabae" (from the Gaelic "uisge beatha", meaning "water of life" or aqua vitae). As Robert Burns wrote in his famous poem, Tam o' Shanter:

    Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
    What dangers thou canst make us scorn!
    Wi' tippeny, we fear nae evil;
    Wi' usquabae, we'll face the devil!


    Just confirming that whisky can give you "Dutch courage".

    See ye tha morra, Hen.

    Un abbraccio,

    Giovanni.