the Glorious Twelfth ?

NIK   Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:53 am GMT
the dictionary says it means the starting of shooting season in UK.
But exactly when?
Guest   Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:54 am GMT
I always wonder why people wish to know such useless things, like when shooting season starts in the UK...
M56   Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:16 am GMT
Two possibilities:

The Glorious Twelfth is usually used to refer to August 12, the start of the open season for grouse shooting in the United Kingdom.

The phrase Glorious Twelfth is sometimes also used to refer to the annual Orange Order celebrations of July 12, more commonly referred to as simply The Twelfth.
Mike Hock   Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:19 am GMT
These days the Glorious Twelfth means 12 August.
Damian in London SW15   Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:09 pm GMT
The Glorious Twelfth - the 12th of August in each year. The start of the grouse shooting season. Every effort is made to ensure that a grouse shot in the Cairngorms of Scotland on the morning of the Glorious Twelfth of August arrives at London's Savoy Hotel in the Strand (as just one example) and then made ready to be served at dinner that very same evening. It never fails, apparently.
Paddy   Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:57 am GMT
<These days the Glorious Twelfth means 12 August. >

Not in Derry.
Mike Hock   Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:36 pm GMT
Sorry, it appears I forgot about the world famous Derry shooting season.
Guest   Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:22 am GMT
<Sorry, it appears I forgot about the world famous Derry shooting season. >

Every year, someone tries to shoot Derry? Who the h*ll is Derry?
Damian in London E14   Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:42 am GMT
Derry is not a person - it's a place. It's the popular name for Londonderry....all the locals there call it Derry. It's in the north west of Northern Ireland. It has an Air about it....ask Danny boy....the pipes, the pipes are calling, from glen to glen and down the mountainside.
Guest   Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:47 pm GMT
Derry is Derry is Derry; not Londonderry, never Londonderry.

Doire if you like.
Mike Hock   Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:09 am GMT
Ok calm down, we'll call it Derry.

Phew I thought it was gonna kick off again there for a minute...