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  1. Historically, there are precisely 2 (two) surviving vintage (1800s) "kinguissie" pleated kilts. One is in the Kinguissie Folk Museum (hence the name) and the other is in the Scottish Tartan Museum in Franklin, North Carolina. Both have the left-side strap on the inside (as do a good number of civilian kilts of the period. I'd say there is nothing inherent for that style dictating it on the inside other than that is the way it was often done at the time those 2 were made for civilian kilts. I want to say some military kilts of the period have it too, but can't put my finger on my books w/ pictures and dates to check. my conclusion: strap on the inside was once a common feature of kilts, at least after that started HAVING straps instead of buttons holding them together. The through-strap became more common and virtually standard in the 20th Century. Now, people are starting to do the inside one, oft for the same reasons it was done in the 1800s (one of which is it is easier and another is that it makes size adjustment SO much simpler-> just move the straps on both sides-> hard to do w/ the slit there).
  2. That wouldn't work in the US South. A number of words survive in common idiomatic usage, like idjet/edgit (many spellings), blighter/blether/, and others that I recognize from time to time as kept alive by Scottish emigrants/immigrants to the Carolina backwoods.
  3. Now . . . If you had a kilted ninja pirate, w/ a lightsaber . . . You'd have the ULTIMATE FIGHTER!!
  4. I knew you'd come around . . . Eventually. As a day-to-day kilt, it's a great design. I'm glad Bob Martin revived them.
  5. I updated the links . . . The abbreviated formatting of the originals failed to survive one of the server transfers or software upgrades.
  6. For South Carolina, passing on the right has this section: SECTION 56-5-1850. When passing on the right is permitted. (a) The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions: 1. When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn. 2. Upon a roadway with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two or more lines of vehicles moving lawfully in the direction being travelled by the overtaking vehicle. (B ) The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting such movement in safety. Such movement shall not be made by driving off the roadway. On that last part, reality is that (if safe) people (inc. police) will get into the dirt . . .
  7. I missed one, as otherwise is legal in my area. The SC law states: (a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t56c005.htm
  8. In the War Between the States/American Civil War, they were. There are some nice scenes in "Gangs of New York"showing it.
  9. Top 10 Other Things that Han Shot that Didn't Shoot at Him First 10. A poor, defenseless Minoc This flappy critter couldn't even operate a gun, much less shoot at Han. 9. The Space Slug Just moments after the cold-blooded Minoc shooting, we see Han shoot the insides of a space creature kind enough to have an atmosphere and gravity in its stomach. 8. A stormtrooper Given slightly lower test scores, this guy could have been a bounty hunter. 7. The garbage compactor door Even Leia thought this was excessive. 6. The intercom at the Detention Block Think of all the calls home Imperial troops had made from that comm unit. "Hi Mom. We blew up Alderaan today. Give love to Pop." 5. An officer on the Death Star Hey, that could have been a Bothan spy. They're masters of disguise, you know. 4. Imperial probe droid Before he left the base, Han listened to the garble it was transmitting and said, "It isn't friendly whatever it is." If you don't know what it is, how can you tell it is bad? There might have been space kittens in there. 3. Vader's wingman The guy was given a direct order not to fire. He was just around for moral support. 2. The Sarlacc tentacle It was only trying to eat Lando-- heck, didn't Chewie want to do that at the end of Empire? 1. His poor, dying Tauntaun Perhaps in the special edition, Lucas should have animated the tauntaun going nuts and in the throes of death, clawing out one of Han's eyes or grabbing his blaster and squeezing off a few shots-- making it justifiable to spill its smelly macaroni guts in the snow. From: http://www.fecundity.com/pmagnus/greedo.html
  10. Agreed. Most tried HARD to stay OUT of fighting until Cornwallis (thinking Southern Campaign, again) was practically on their doorstep and they HAD to pick one side or the other. Banastre Tarleton ("Bloody Tarleton") decided it for a large number in my present area, attacking neutral residents- assuming all those not outwardly pro-Crown were Patriots. Now, taking into account that Associate (Seceders) and Reformed (Covenanters) Presbyterians had a quite complex relationship w/ the crown already, many weren't ready to side WITH it quickly, but also weren't fond of taking up arms against the crown's troops either. (SOON after the war, the A's and R's merged to form one group-> known as the Associate Reformed Presbyterians- right after end of the war. They intentionally, consciously, and boldly adopted the myth that "they were Patriots to a man" by the 1790s and destroyed evidence to the contrary and skipped the period in church histories and records. (I've tried to find it, but couldn't. I found before and after, but very little during.)