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Scottish and Irish Kilts

 
 
Wed 25 Jan, 2006 03:37 pm
What are the key differnces between Irish and Scottish Kilts?
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Wed 25 Jan, 2006 03:40 pm
Someone called Heeven will be along in a minute, and she can tell you what's underneath an Irish one, and whether the wind gets up there.

Having worn a Scottish kilt, I can confirm that they are a trifle breezy.
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Heeven
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 02:25 pm
I was under the impression that the only real "Kilt" belonged or originated with the Scots.

It's true that Irish and Scottish dress, language and mannerisms are pretty close to each other, now and in the past, but I think the Scottish came up with the kilt and it was only in the 19th/20th century an Irish version of the kilt came about, detailing clan/family/regional patterns. The Irish wore more tunic-style clothing to the knees and I think the Scottish adapted that style and developed the Kilt.

History of the Kilt

The general rule is that nothing is to be worn under the kilt. I've had many a fun time demanding this to be proven true.
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 02:51 pm
See? One hint of a kilt and she can't resist.

I think you're right, Heev. The Scots arrived in their droves a few hundred years ago, and hunted the native Irish haggis to extinction within a short space of time, if I remember correctly.

Good link by the way.
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Heeven
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 02:54 pm
What's under your kilt?
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Heeven
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 02:55 pm
Someone made me look at a video earlier of burly manly men and now I am in "the" mood.
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lmur
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 03:01 pm
Well, I'll be banned....

http://i1.tinypic.com/mlnrq9.gif
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 03:01 pm
What do I wear under my kilt?


http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44515&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=1110

(fifth post down)
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Heeven
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 03:13 pm
Niiiiiice!
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Chai
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 04:56 pm
So, uh, is it some type of tradition to be nekkid under a kilt?

How'd that start?
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Noddy24
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 05:04 pm
I know of at least one wedding where the Ring Bearer wore a kilt and Pampers.
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Heeven
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 05:10 pm
Back in the day when the Scots first started wearing kilts, people used not to have underwear. Remember women with dresses/shifts/tunics would squat and just pee anywhere? Well men would do the same in their tunics, then later ... kilts.

Then it became about balls (literally and figuratively) when brawny Scottish men, wraught with testosterone, flaunted their fighting skills and active lifestyles with their ability to do so with it all hanging out. It has become more and more about their self-confidence that they can ride horses, prance about, and be fearless that their undercarriage could be revealed at any moment.

Of course it's not every Scottish gent who goes balls to the wall - some have been known to wear tartan boxers underneath (spoil-sports).
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 05:10 pm
....and I know of at least one wedding when he didn't.

There were various disposable cameras left on tables at the reception, so that guests could take casual snaps of the event.

Most of the pictures were taken when one guest distracted the groom, while the women were behind him, pointing the camera up and snapping away.
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Heeven
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 05:14 pm
Noddy24 wrote:
I know of at least one wedding where the Ring Bearer wore a kilt and Pampers.


How cute is that!
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Chai
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 06:40 pm
Noddy24 wrote:
I know of at least one wedding where the Ring Bearer wore a kilt and Pampers.


aaaaahhhhhh...
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sublime1
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 08:37 pm
A song on the subject:

Oh a Scotsman tried and true left the bar one evening fair
And one could tell by how he walked he'd had more than his share
He stumbled round 'til he could no longer keep his feet
Then he stumbled off unto the grass to sleep beside a stream.

Ring-ding diddle diddle aye-dee-oh
Ring di-diddle-aye-oh
Oh he stumbled off unto the grass to sleep beside a stream.

Well about that time two young and lovely ladies happened by
And one said to the other, with a twinkle in her eye
"Oh see yon sleepy Scotsman, so strong and handsome built?"
"Well I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath their kilts."

Ring-ding diddle diddle aye-dee-oh
Ring di-diddlee-aye-oh
"Oh I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath their kilts."

Well they snuck up to that sleeping Scotsman, quiet as could be
And they lifted up his kilt a little bit so they might see
And there for them to behold, beneath that Scottish skirt,
Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth.

Ring-ding diddle diddle aye-dee-oh
Ring di-diddlee-aye-oh
Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth.

Well they marveled for a moment, then one said, "We must be gone."
"Well let's leave a present for our friend before we move along."
As a gift, they left a blue silk ribbon tied into a bow
Around the bonnie sword the Scotsman's kilt beneath did show.

Ring-ding diddle diddle aye-dee-oh
Ring di-diddlee-aye-oh
Around the bonnie sword the Scotsman's kilt beneath did show.

Well the Scotsman a little later, he awoke to nature's call
And as he lifted up his kilt, what he got and what he saw,
And in a strangled voice, he said, "I can't believe me eyes!"
"I don't know where ye been, me lad, but I see ye took first prize!"

Ring-ding diddle diddle aye-dee-oh
Ring di-diddlee-aye-oh
"I don't know where ye been, me lad, but I see ye took first prize!"
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Ceili
 
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Thu 26 Jan, 2006 09:02 pm
What I remember of Irish Kilts (from back in the day when I danced) was that the Irish kilts lacked the plaid designs. Irish kilts were of the same physical style but just one colour.
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JGoldman10
 
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Thu 2 Feb, 2006 05:52 pm
Thank you.
McTag, I've seen some sites on the web that say that some wear underwear under their kilts and others don't. I don't know who to believe. What is true?
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Thu 2 Feb, 2006 06:00 pm
In the Scottish regiments, the Sargeant Major, when he inspects the troops, has a small mirror attached to one of his boots, so that he can see up the kilt.

Anyone caught wearing underwear, has to peel potatoes for a week or so.
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Heeven
 
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Fri 3 Feb, 2006 08:11 am
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Anyone caught wearing underwear, has to peel potatoes for a week or so.


Is that a dirty euphamism for something?

Waiting .... baited breath ....
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