Talk:Johnnie Notions Böd
Most search engines come up with "Notion's", and this is in keeping with the local grammatical use of his name. Hope this helps..
Is he Notions or Notion?
- -- Clintwiki 23:56, 1 September 2006 (BST)
- ... anyway ... ;-)
- should it not read : "... was a man with ideas (notions)" instead of "... was a man with ideas, (Notion's)..." ??? ;-)
- As far as I remember the bords inside the böd call him Johnny Notion ... and his gravestone aswell (not sure) ...
- The apostrophe may be due to Johnny Notion's böd ... ??? The böd is promoted on several websites ... but who knows about Johnny??? ;-) Islandhopper 00:33, 2 September 2006 (BST)
How to ...
fix it that the site appaers properly at Category:Shetland Camping Böds??? Had different spellings/names at the Category page and the site "Shetland Camping Böds" ... ??? Islandhopper 13:44, 30 January 2007 (GMT)
... got it fixed by deleting enad re-editing ... Not the best, but it worked! ;-) Islandhopper 14:27, 30 January 2007 (GMT)
Sorry, was messing up your work their Wolfgang. GaryWiki 15:35, 30 January 2007 (GMT)
Has anyone access / is registered to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography??? There is an article: Brian Smith, ‘Williamson, John (c.1730–c.1796)’, first published Sept 2004, 630 words ... might be worth to have a look at ...Islandhopper 15:36, 12 July 2007 (MDT)
- In 'The Shetland Book', 1967, there's a page and half of biography by Lolly Graham and he's Johnnie Notions there - as in 'Johnnie (of the) notions'. And that's how he was always referred to when I was young - except it was pronounced Joannie. In those days there was no Böd, so there was no problem with the apostrophe :). I think it should be 'Johnnie Notions' Böd' - as in Johnnie Notions's ...
- Ex-isle 16:21, 12 July 2007 (MDT)
@islandhopper - I've retrieved the DNB entry at work today - can you get into this link direct or should I copy the text into a doc? http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/articles/118433183145269161.html Ex-isle 09:04, 13 July 2007 (MDT)
- @Ex-isle - THX, I got it ... that DNB is a good source, isn't it ... there must be more Shetland folks in it ... ;-) Islandhopper 09:13, 13 July 2007 (MDT)
@islandhopper - yes, it's authoritative, that's for sure. And there are a few Shetlanders listed, but not that many - with the exception of this one and Laurence Williamson of Gardie, both Brian Smith, none that you wouldn't expect really: Edmondstons, Saxby, Haldane Burgess etc. But the articles that are there can be relied upon. In a way, I think the Shetlopedia more interesting as we're digging into the hidden - was delighted, for instance, the other day, to be able to reconstruct the bones of William Moffatt's life, after Heimdal's timely pointer, even though he may not be in the eyes of the world a writer of great importance. What Brian Smith has done is important, though, in bringing the achievements of the local to national attention Ex-isle 09:30, 13 July 2007 (MDT)
THX, Ex-isle ... I will go through it and then rework the article ... probably splitting it up to a JN-böd's page and one page about himself. That man and his story is really fascinating ... ;-) Islandhopper 15:41, 15 July 2007 (MDT)
- Du's wielkim. Yes, a great tale, somehow characteristic of that Shetland (or is it island?) way of finding solutions to problems simply and going about it without fuss. When you haven't got help at hand, you need to help yourselves. But please: Johnnie Notions'(s) . He had more than one notion. Liked BS's account of how he got his nickname, BDW :) Ex-isle 16:04, 15 July 2007 (MDT)
BDW at Eshaness cemy there is that gravestone of this unhappy chap who got the wrong medicine from the pharmacy so that he ended up there instead of getting rid of his pain ... well he got rid of his pain but unfortunately not in the way he had hoped ... would be a noteworthy story, too ... ;-) Islandhopper 16:09, 15 July 2007 (MDT)
- The human stories bring the places alive Ex-isle 17:59, 15 July 2007 (MDT)
I'm going to do a bit about Johnny over the week. I think it's only fair against this unique character to add him to Shetlopedia under his proper name "Johnny Williamson" and as far as his nickname is concerned to go back to the spelling used by his neighbours and/or contemporaries that's to say to use the oldest preserved version of "Johnny Notions" as given by Rev. Dishington (Mid & South Yell) in the Old Statistical Account. That must not effect the title of this particular page which is correct in so far as the böd is marketed under the name and spelling as given here. ... any ideas??? Islandhopper 17:56, 22 July 2007 (MDT)
- I think John Williamson would be best for the page title, as that was his christened name - and what Brian uses for the DNB. Otherwise, I think we might mount a campaign to have the Tourist Office correct their stray apostrophe :) Sorry not to have been aboard the good ship Shetlopedia much last week, or probably this coming - things happening at work which I must attend to :( Ex-isle 23:41, 22 July 2007 (MDT)