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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2013, 02:05:44 am »

I am not sure which of the two subjects-Marmite or York Bowen-leaves me completely bemused Grin

I have never tasted Marmite and I wish people talked less about York Bowen-who seems to have "spread" (haha) from thread to thread Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2013, 07:07:18 am »

I am not sure which of the two subjects-Marmite or York Bowen-leaves me completely bemused Grin
That statement arguably says more about your self-confessed uncertainty than it does about either Marmite or Bowen, methinks; on what grounds are you unsure about this?

I have never tasted Marmite
Your wisdom is enviable!

and I wish people talked less about York Bowen-who seems to have "spread" (haha) from thread to thread Roll Eyes
Sorabji wrote very favourably about York Bowen (who incidentally dedicated his 24 Preludes for piano to Sorabji). He did not do so about Marmite. That said, his friend the Scots poet Hugh MacDiarmid made an observation about how he saw Sorabji as having brought together the Occidental and the Oriental in music; he could have said that Sorabji melded the west with the yeast - but mercifully he didn't.

Now, where's me coat?...
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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2013, 07:55:32 am »

his friend the Scots poet Hugh MacDiarmid

Whose name is an anagram of the Gaelic name for Marmite - mac Mharmid

I'll get ma sporran...

No doubt Mr Hinton would be on the side of composers who have claimed Marmite has an infernal origin...
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2013, 10:08:19 am »

Bowen does get a lot of discussion time, especially as no one seems to be particularly keen on him.
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2013, 10:16:04 am »

his friend the Scots poet Hugh MacDiarmid

Whose name is an anagram of the Gaelic name for Marmite - mac Mharmid

I'll get ma sporran...
Aye, Mc - ye do just that? An' do it now, before the festive intake (though not of Marmite!) means that you might thereafter need a larger size one!

No doubt Mr Hinton would be on the side of composers who have claimed Marmite has an infernal origin...
Very droll! - but not particularly; it has more of an infernal after-effect than a ditto origin, methinks.
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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2013, 11:48:48 am »

An' do it now, before the festive intake (though not of Marmite!) means that you might thereafter need a larger size one!

A wus nae aware that sporrans were made in differing girth sizes? Smiley  Ah've trimmed down by three stone this year - so I have few worries about securing my tartan in place in time for Burns' Night Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2013, 11:57:31 am »

An' do it now, before the festive intake (though not of Marmite!) means that you might thereafter need a larger size one!

A wus nae aware that sporrans were made in differing girth sizes? Smiley
Well, they ocht tae be! (and I like the Billy Connolly impression!)...

Ah've trimmed down by three stone this year
My, that's quite an achievement; did you really need to lose as much as 19kg.? I could probably do that myself if forced onto the Marmite diet...

so I have few worries about securing my tartan in place in time for Burns' Night Smiley
You'll cope, I'm sure. Is Burns' Night widely celebrated in Moscow, though? At least fine malt Scotch demonstrates that there is after all a good use for yeast!
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2013, 12:30:41 pm »

Alreet, mebbe it wuz only 5 kilograms - ah'm no sae hot at conversion charts, y'knae?  Smiley  It was nae sae hard - jes no bread, cakes, pasta or other carbs Smiley

Ah've been playin' a Scotsman on stage recently (in Sheridan's THE RIVALS - I was the understudy for it, and had to go on) so ah've had a wee bit of practice.  Although he's become mair Rab C Nesbitt than Billy as the show went on Smiley  (mainly due to his obstreporous and quarrelsome nature as a character, I think?  He's the "stage villain" of the piece.)  Although a memory of m'grandpa (from Motherwell) is in the mix a bit too Smiley

The USSR always had a soft spot for Rabbie Burns - they were always on the look-out for proto-socialists of earlier times  Shocked They even named Nizami Ganjavi (the C11th Farsi poet) as a socialist Smiley  Of course, "A man's a man fer a' that" has exactly the kind of sentiment they sought. Even so, Burns' Night is not widely celebrated in Moscow - but we always raise a glass to him in January, and Sveta sings some Burns settings by Stanchinsky which Jonathan Powell edited Smiley  We don't go as far as haggis (and I'm a McVeggieburger in any case) - but there's excellent Scotch salmon in the shops, and we make neeps and tatties Smiley We had a nice bottle of Aberfeldy malt, to go with the Birks Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2013, 12:37:56 pm »

Oh God.....a bit of Scottish stereotyping going on now, I think Smiley

I am a Scot who has never worn a kilt, dislikes both haggis and whisky and has no interest in Robert Burns.
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2013, 01:31:42 pm »

Oh God.....a bit of Scottish stereotyping going on now, I think Smiley
Och, no!

I am a Scot who has never worn a kilt, dislikes both haggis and whisky and has no interest in Robert Burns.
I am one who has never worn a kilt, loves haggis and fine malt whisky (though prefer to indulge in either but infrequently) and do have an interest in Robert Burns, not to mention R Stevenson 2.
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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2013, 03:41:19 pm »


You have drawn favourable attention here to two of the four foodstuffs that are perhaps the most anathematic and repulsive of all to me, the other two being papaya and beer ..................
At this point you lost me.
How come? What I wrote seems easy enough to understand, surely, even if you might happen not to agree with all or some of it?

Anyway - "Marmite is to food what Merzbow is to music: discuss".

...or not...
beer.....repulsive?   Huh
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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2013, 04:17:35 pm »


You have drawn favourable attention here to two of the four foodstuffs that are perhaps the most anathematic and repulsive of all to me, the other two being papaya and beer ..................
At this point you lost me.
How come? What I wrote seems easy enough to understand, surely, even if you might happen not to agree with all or some of it?

Anyway - "Marmite is to food what Merzbow is to music: discuss".

...or not...
beer.....repulsive?   Huh
To me - yes!
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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2019, 02:20:54 pm »

I was starting to wonder whether I just,dreamt,this thread?! Roll Eyes Grin It is rather,close,here...........and I had a late,night!! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2019, 11:59:18 pm »

Five and a bit years constitute a pretty lengthy time between posts on a thread.

However.....I have no wish to interfere with any member's desire to post about the subject Grin Grin

All I would ask is that references to Marmite be restricted to this, appropriate, thread and do not, as I said all these years ago, Spread any further Grin Grin
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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2019, 02:36:36 am »

I had completely forgotten this thread, though I commented on it. Gosh is that how long we have been on here? I love Marmite by the way, though I like Bovril even more.
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