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Scots claim calling a Scot Scottish is racist

Sorry seems to be the hardest word for Jeremy Clarkson - Scotsman.com News

While saying sorry for commenting on Mr Brown's "appearance", he did not apologise for his gratuitous inclusion of "Scottish" in his remarks. Critics said there was only one reason why the Englishman included the PM's nationality in his diatribe.

? But I thought he was Scottish, or is to call a Scot Scottish now racist? Still no complaints about calling Gordon an idiot though....

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May I guess that what the Scots are really offended by is the implication that they're all like Brown- at least they would have a point there.

In the early years of the last century,we used to call them Scotch around here.Some of them,the posh ones,really don't like it.Funny that though as Rabbie Burns used to say he was a Scotchman.

I guess the idiots are not protesting about how "offended" they are yet, because they don't read the papers. Give them time. Some Scot will patiently explain it to them at the pub and then Shami Chakrabarti can put on adolescent displays of emotion on their behalf as well. We wouldn't want anyone to miss their chance to be a victim, would we?

Some weird comments on that article, how's this for paranoia?

Unelectedbythepeople,
Edinburgh 07/02/2009 04:55:49

"By the way pshooter Harry Stanley was shot dead by the Met - one of the reasons was his Scottish accent, so far I dont think any English have been shot dead by the Scottish police."

I thought Harry Stanley was shot dead because someone said he had an Irish accent and he had a table leg under his arm, maybe it was a Scottish table leg....

The Scots want it both ways. They try to claim that their dialect of English is a separate language but if you call them "Scotch" which is a perfectly valid English word for the inhabitants of Scotland then they get very upset and claim that it is wrong.

*Some* Scots might be claiming that. I , and everyone I know personally, pretty much think it was an accurate description and are not entirely sure what the fuss is about. I guess taking offence at things is the new rock and roll. Or something.

"The Scots want it both ways. They try to claim that their dialect of English is a separate language but if you call them "Scotch" which is a perfectly valid English word for the inhabitants of Scotland then they get very upset and claim that it is wrong."
Do we? Claiming to speak for me, are we? There seems to be a lot of that going on nowadays.
I speak English. Everyone I know speaks English. The Scots "language" is a cunning plan by some people to extract a living from the taxpayer.
Anyway, a person from Scotland is a Scot, collectively Scots or Scottish. Scotch is a drink.

The fact that he is Scottish is highly pertinent. It is bad enough that Scottish MPs can vote on English matters that English MPs cannot vote on in Scotland, it is ten times worse when the person setting the agenda for England is a Scottish MP who does not have to live with all the consequencies of his government's policies.

With respect,David M.,There is plenty of classical precedent in the literature of both England and Scotland to justify the use of "Scotch" to refer to a person from Scotland.

Don't get the problem. Brown has one eye, he's Scottish, and I can point to at least a half-dozen examples of his idiocy, if I limit myself to the past couple of months.

Of course, I don't get the problem on a more profound level, but then again, that's why we have the Forst Amendment Over Here: so we can insult our idiot politicians.

Of course, if I were to refer to our current President as a jug-eared Black idiot, I may get into trouble with the Racial Sensitivity Police -- but then again, I was unaware that the Scots were a race apart. I thought they were just a manky branch of the mainstream.

The biggest issue is that Clarkson insults everyone -- most especially politicians, Greens and Luddites (some overlap) -- and therefore he is an Enemy of The People.

Not.

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