- Aug 2, 2001
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If he didn't trim his wick to 1/8th inch, he has only himself to blame!
For once, The Sun's usually high standards of journalism have slipped.The old tradition continues. Due to recent political events, the Morris Men now do their thing in Blueface.
WICKER FLICKER Druids burn 30ft wicker man as part of ancient May Day ritual
I had a friend whos surname was 'Morris', he told be the name derived from 'moorish', the north African tribes that settled in southern Spain, i was under the impression that the 'morris dancers' derived their name from a similar source and guessed that the blsck face make up was somethimg to to with this, i may well be way off the mark one this.For once, The Sun's usually high standards of journalism have slipped.
The "tradition" of Morris dancers wearing black face is not that old, and was never very widespread. Most Morris dancers did not blacken their faces even in "traditional times" — i.e. before it was revived as a hobby.
The small proportion of modern sides (teams, clubs, but never "troupes") who wear face paint have worn a variety of colours for many years. Only a few have worn black. I have been a Morris dancer since 1983 and have attended many events where there have been several teams performing and I have only encountered dancers with blackened faces a handful of times.
There is no "governing body". There are three separate associations of independent clubs. The three separate associations have however worked together on this issue.
The BLM movement has only brought additional urgency for an issue that had been under discussion for many years. Although Morris dancers did not wear black face in deliberate imitation or mockery of black people, they were becoming increasingly aware of the potential for genuine misunderstanding and offence.
Finally, only a tiny minority of people involved in the Morris strongly believe that it had pagan origins, and only a tiny minority of those profess any personal pagan beliefs.
It is debatable at best.I had a friend whose surname was 'Morris', he told be the name derived from 'moorish', the north African tribes that settled in southern Spain, I was under the impression that the 'morris dancers' derived their name from a similar source and guessed that the black face make up was somethimg to to with this, I may well be way off the mark one this.
Actually, Min, that's probably true. Here in the U.S., poultry and egg farming are conducted in a fair amount of filth, which is countered by a sterilizing cleanup after slaughter/collecting. I understand that the rest of the world keeps its chickens in a cleaner environment. This is why American eggs are stored in the refrigerator: they are heavily washed before packaging, which removes a protective layer. In countries where eggs are kept at room temperature, they aren't washed this way because they're much cleaner to begin with.I guess the rest of us can still kiss chickens though so that's okay.
It looks amazing. But does it really fly, or is that just hype?Not a DeLorian but...
Skegness 'flying Lamborghini' lift-off delayed
A man who was taking driving theory tests for other people by wrapping a bandage around his head has been arrested after his scam was discovered by staff members...
...The court heard that he had attended four different test centres in the south of England where he had a variety of excuses for his ‘injuries’ such as falling off a ladder and being struck in the head while working on a building site.