History UsefulNotes / Scotland

23rd Jun '16 2:56:56 AM AirofMystery
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Oh, and the Scots will take the piss out of just about anything. When England or America get hit by a Hurricane, they will give it a formal name. In Scotland? It will get named ''"Hurricane Bawbag"''. No. Really, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Bawbag We're not joking here.]]

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Oh, and the Scots will take the piss out of just about anything. When England or America get hit by a Hurricane, they will give it a formal name. In Scotland? It will get named ''"Hurricane Bawbag"''. [[note]]'Bawbag' being Scots English for 'scrotum'.[[/note]] No. Really, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Bawbag We're not joking here.]]
14th Jun '16 8:09:29 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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->''[[http://www.cracked.com/article/79_the-5-most-embarrassing-failures-in-history-terrorism_p2/ Because it's Scotland, and they still build fucking men up there]].''
-->--'''Website/{{Cracked}}'''
14th Jun '16 1:51:03 AM 06tele
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**** Craft beers are increasingly Serious Business in Scotland, with younger drinkers in particular growing tired of the heavier, sweeter ales preferred by the older generation. The aforementioned Brew Dog is the most notorious of Scotland's craft brewers, especially for its questionable marketing techniques.[[note]]One campaign featured the owners of the company dressed in drag, posing in a neon-lit window in the manner of sex workers, with a sign saying "Don't make us do this"; this was widely perceived as being offensive to LGBT people, as well as sex workers.[[/note]]
14th Jun '16 1:39:22 AM 06tele
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* The '''Scotch Egg''', a hard-boiled egg that has been de-shelled, wrapped in sausage meat, rolled in breadcrumbs, and--[[RunningGag yes]]--deep-fried. Contrary to popular belief, the Scotch Egg was actually invented in Victorian London, and the etymology is unconnected to Scotland.

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* The '''Scotch Egg''', a hard-boiled egg that has been de-shelled, wrapped in sausage meat, rolled in breadcrumbs, and--[[RunningGag yes]]--deep-fried. Contrary to popular belief, the Scotch Egg was actually invented in Victorian London, and the etymology is unconnected to Scotland.[[note]]The Scotch Egg is associated in British popular culture with a certain kind of stolid, schlubby masculinity, being the favourite food of the acccountant Keith in ''Series/TheOfficeUK''. This is perhaps because they're usually sold in supermarkets and eaten cold, in which condition they taste boring but reassuring. Heaten up or served fresh, they are crispier and tastier. Reheating them also has the effect of causing the sausage meat to lose some of its fat, making them ''marginally'' less bad for you.[[/note]]
14th Jun '16 1:30:51 AM 06tele
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** The '''Macaroni Pie''' variant comes as a particular shock to tourists, who often find it difficult to wrap their heads around the idea.

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** The '''Macaroni Pie''' variant comes as a particular shock to tourists, who often find it difficult to wrap their heads around the idea.[[note]]Yes, it's macaroni cheese, inside a pie. By comparison, Haggis (which contains protein, minerals and whole grains) is ''health food''.[[/note]]
14th Jun '16 1:29:04 AM 06tele
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* '''Scotch Pies''': a Scottish institution even more than the 'White Pudding Supper'. If they went away, what would the football fans eat instead? It doesn't bear thinking about.

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* '''Scotch Pies''': a Scottish institution even more than the 'White Pudding Supper'. [[note]]Descriptions of what goes into a Scotch Pie are not readily available, because if people knew what goes into them, they probably wouldn't eat them. It's a ball of heavily-seasoned cooked mince held together with filler, inside a deep-fried pastry case: the Glasgow writer Tom Leonard accurately characterised it as a 'peppery little stodge-bomb'. Not to be confused with the classier variant, also available in takeaways, the Steak Pie, which is cooked steak in a rich gravy, also inside a pastry case. Much tastier, slightly more expensive, not as 'street'.[[/note]] If they went away, what would the football fans eat instead? It doesn't bear thinking about.
4th Jun '16 6:23:50 AM MrLavisherMoot
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* The Rockstar North department of Creator/RockstarGames in based in Edinburgh. Rockstar North is well known for developing all of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games. Before they were bought by Rockstar and became Rockstar North they also made the ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'' games and the first ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoClassic Grand Th]][[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII eft Auto]]'' games as DMA Design Ltd.

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* The Rockstar North department of Creator/RockstarGames in based in Edinburgh. Rockstar North is well known for developing all of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games. Before they were bought by Rockstar and became Rockstar North they also made the ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'' games and the first ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoClassic Grand Th]][[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII Th]][[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2 eft Auto]]'' games as DMA Design Ltd.
17th May '16 12:39:23 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Duncan [=McSmurf=] from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', who is basically Gutsy from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series with a name change and an AdaptationalDyeJob.

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* Duncan [=McSmurf=] from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', who is basically Gutsy from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series with a name change an AdaptationNameChange and an AdaptationalDyeJob.AdaptationDyeJob.
17th May '16 12:36:35 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Duncan [=McSmurf=] from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', who is a CaptainErsatz of Gutsy from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series.

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* Duncan [=McSmurf=] from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', who is a CaptainErsatz of basically Gutsy from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series.series with a name change and an AdaptationalDyeJob.
17th May '16 4:38:37 AM EmKa
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* KT Tunstall.

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* KT Tunstall.{{Music/KT Tunstall}}.
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