hpr3076 :: Keep calm and Virion
A COVID-19 lockdown chat from Scotland
Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2020-05-18 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Two HPR hosts from Scotland get together over Mumble to chat about all manner of stuff.
Daveâ€™s sound was a bit muffled in this recording. It turns out that itâ€™s important which USB port the microphone (Zoom recorder) is plugged into. Who knew!
Some of the topics we discussed
- Accent differences in Scotland
- What is Butcher Meat? Is it an Edinburgh expression?
- The Fish Van from Pittenweem
- The mysterious non-Crab Crab meat
- Dressed and live crabs in Cromer
- Handling enforced isolation; the response to COVID-19
- The type of disposable masks sold for DIY use can be impractical
- Supermarket online shopping and delivery versus local shopping
- The etiquette of distancing when out walking or cycling for exercise during the lockdown
- Cycling anecdotes
- Slime tube sealant
- Old railway lines turned to cycle paths (e.g.Â Balerno line in Edinburgh, Marriottâ€™s Way in Norfolk)
- Industrial archaeology and historical buildings
- Water of Leith, Edinburgh
- Paper making (Esparto grass)
- River Kelvin, Glasgow
- Lord Kelvin
- Warrender Baths, Edinburgh
- Govanhill Baths, Glasgow (ref. steamie)
- D&D sessions
- Initiated by Klaatu in New Zealand
- Shortages during the pandemic: toilet rolls, flour, etc
- Supply chains: wholesale versus domestic
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Whitby, Yorkshire
- BraÈ™ov, Transylvania, Romania.
- Called Corona at one point in its history.
- Near to Bran Castle, known outside Romania as Draculaâ€™s Castle.
- Pittenweem, a fishing village in Fife
- Cromer, a town on the Norfolk coast, famous for its crabs
- Whitby, a seaside town in North Yorkshire