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That was because they did not use the democratic process. We did.
If you want any evidence of the contempt that many English people (including media people) have for Scots just Google "whinging Scots". Now do the same for "whinging English" and note the differing results
[edited by: graeme_p at 11:37 am (utc) on Feb 14, 2014]
On the other hand the English do not have a special derogatory word for the Scots.
attempts at jocularity
the English do not have a special derogatory word for the Scots
Did I say this?
It's a bit like insulting a Canadian by calling him a Yank.Or worse still, calling a Texan a Yank.
We also provided the king at the time of the Union of the Crowns
We also created the Scottish Enlightenment,
I suspect that should Scotland obtain independence there most likely will be a Common Defense agreement and, after centuries of business practice, some amicable trade agreements.We'll stop selling Mars Bars to the Scottish. Then they'll have to deep fry something else instead. ;)
LW, your sense of humour must come from a different part of the world... lol.
There is the Scottish pound though, Scotland and Canada has its similarities when it comes to larger southerly neighbours... but the Scottish pound is essentially the same as GBP nowadays.I know. I used to ask my (English) bank for Scottish notes. They are much better looking than the English ones. Plus, I liked pissing off local shopkeepers with them. :)
Apart from the road to England, Tunnock's caramel logs, and Groundskeeper Willie, what good things have come out of Scotland?
i think scotland has got a massive chip on its shoulder