It’s Burn’s Night, so it is time to celebrate a true Scottish poet, alcoholic and womaniser a.k.a. Robert Burns. For many this will mean tucking into a haggis, and sipping some whiskey. However, one must remember the only way to serve a haggis is by cutting it open with a traditional sgian dubh.
The Sgian Dubh (Gaelic for Black Knife) was originally a concealed weapon, tucked into a Scotsman sock, but it has become tradition to keep the top of it viewable to show the wearer is amongst friends. However, the law in the UK is a little challenging, with the police educated to show ‘common sense’ if someone is wearing one. For more info read here.
We at Maketh-The-Man salute Mr Burns, so be standing my fellow ladies and gentleman and a toast to our national hero….. Slàinte! (slanj’-uh; often shortened to just slanj)