>From: David Massey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Reply-To: David Massey <email@example.com>
>To: "INTERNET:Rosspemlee@aol.com" <Rosspemlee@aol.com>
>CC: "[unknown]" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "[unknown]"
><TR8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>, "[unknown]" <Triumphs@autox.team.net>
>Subject: Re: National Tartan Day-Reply #2 With Egg on face
>Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 09:50:59 -0400
>Message text written by INTERNET:Rosspemlee@aol.com
> >According to
>my grand parents, our ancestors doffed the great kilt and charged in their
>shirt( if they had one) The heather and other various low growth made for
>some spetactular leaps!<
>Och, aye. The Picts were so fierce that teh Romans gave up and build a
>wall to keep them out. Which suited the Picts just fine, I would think.
I hope it's not superfluous of me to note that kilts in the general
scheme of things are a relatively modern fashion statement... They
certainly weren't around for the Picts to wear. I'm pretty sure "THE
Wallace" would have thought them rather silly for "serious warfare".
Pipes on the other hand, are a different matter.
Thee warriors of the British Isles, Picts, Caledonians, Cambrians,
Scotti, and other Celts in general their primary weapon of war was
the chariot which they used like we use APCs today (carry the
fighter to the fight).
The Romans said they could hear the Celts coming from a distance
because they wouldn't grease the wheels on their chariots. The Celts
believed squealing of the wheels would create a frightening sound.
My thoughts are the Celts didn't grease the wheels on their LBCs
(Little British Chariots) because then they would leak...
Greg Petrolati Champaign, Illinois 1962 TR4 (CT4852L)
That's not a leak... My car's just marking its territory...
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