Sat 18 Jan, 2003 11:28 am
The Queen was making a charitable visit to a country hospital and went to greet some of the patients.
The first patient she approached sat up in bed and said to her, "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, great chieftain o the puddin'-race!"
Somewhat taken aback, the Queen approached the next patient, who turned to her and announced, "O my luve's like a red, red rose that's newly sprung in June."
Perplexed, the Queen moved to a third patient, who proclaimed, "O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us to see oursels as others see us!"
Totally baffled, the Queen turned to the hospital administrator and asked, "Is this the psychiatric ward we're in?"
"Oh no, your highness," explained the administrator. "This is the Burns unit."
Heeeheeee. Great. Excellent. Hail Burns!
Wish this were in the Robert Burns Topic of the Poetry Forum.