You know how it is. You hear a new word, or someone tells you about a new place and then it keeps cropping up...
I was reading Katie's blog - she's an American currently living in Glasgow. anyway, the post was called called A Monkey Made Me Do It and starts:
A man in Dunfermline has been placed on the sex offenders register after rubbing a woman’s leg during the movie King Kong. Alistair Douglas touched Gemma Smart’s leg for approximately two minutes. He later said that his actions weren’t sexually motivated, claiming that he rubbed her leg because he thought that part of the film was funny.
As Katie, correctly points out, a chuckle, nay even a chortle, may have been a more appropriate response to a humorous scene, but not in Dunfermline.
Then I found this gem:
A Scottish funeral home has come under fire for using the ashes of cremated bodies to grit the pavement in icy conditions. Staff at Co-op Funeralcare in (you guessed it!) Dunfermline say that the ashes were also used to increase the traction on the wheelchair access ramp.
At least, I suppose, they're not trying to drum up more business.
Dunfermline is in Fife. If you're planning a visit, it's on the A907 and, I hear, the circus is in town.
However, if you're on your way to St Andrew's it can be avoided by taking the A985 if you're following the coast or the A977 north.
Just thought you should know...