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  • It would be hilarious if they were connected--I didn't find any relationship, but maybe someone else....?

    December 10, 2007

  • I assumed sionnach was joking, until I read your comment and realized... gee... maybe he's onto something there!

    December 9, 2007

  • Sionnach, if you're serious--I doubt it does. I think it's just a corruption of the bird's actual name.

    But maybe you're not serious. Hard to tell with a hootenanny going on here.

    December 9, 2007

  • Does this have anything to do with houghmagandy?

    December 8, 2007

  • A very Scottish tradition. But hard to get the timing right as summer only lasts 2 days.

    December 8, 2007

  • No, no, this is a big outdoor party, thrown during the summertime but using Christmas lights as illumination, at which all the women wear flowing white summer dresses and the men drink poteen.

    December 8, 2007

  • Ohio nickname for the Hooded Merganser. See also zin-zin.

    December 8, 2007