BeeDeeDubbleU - 3:48 pm on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: BeeDeeDubbleU at 3:50 pm (utc) on Oct 26, 2012]
according to my experience, drinking is somewhere near the beginning of that description.
That is one of the unfortunate cliches with which we have been branded. the other is that Scots are mean. This came from the music hall days with Sir Harry Lauder being notoriously mean. Somehow it was concluded from this that all Scots were mean. My own experience is that Scots are very generous people. the English are much tighter than we are. ;)
The worrying thing is that like the Loch Ness monster, some people believe these things to be true.
(Added: I thought the temperance movement came from the USA?)
[edited by: BeeDeeDubbleU at 3:50 pm (utc) on Oct 26, 2012]