History UsefulNotes / Scotland

14th Nov '16 7:28:16 PM nombretomado
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* Lilly Satou, one of the five heroines of the VisualNovel ''KatawaShoujo'' and her sister Akira are Half Japanese, Half Scottish.

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* Lilly Satou, one of the five heroines of the VisualNovel ''KatawaShoujo'' ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' and her sister Akira are Half Japanese, Half Scottish.
23rd Oct '16 9:57:27 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' had Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Chief Engineer of [[CoolShip the starship]] ''[[CoolShip Enterprise]]'', and arguably the most famous fictional Scotsman, [[FakeNationality as played by a Canadian]]. And not even a Scottish-Canadian (who, as noted above, are plentiful), but an ''[[{{Scotireland}} Irish]]''-Canadian. Nonetheless, despite the [[BritishAccents very fake accent]], both character and [[Creator/JamesDoohan actor]] are [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales fondly regarded by actual Scots]], largely because the character is a personification of all the positive stereotypical traits associated with Scotland (ingenuity, work ethic, boisterousness, loyalty, pride in both his work and his homeland, and ability to hold his liquor) and is portrayed with just the right combination of lightheartedness and gravitas.

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* ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' had Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Chief Engineer of [[CoolShip the starship]] ''[[CoolShip Enterprise]]'', and arguably the most famous fictional Scotsman, [[FakeNationality as played by a Canadian]]. And not even a Scottish-Canadian (who, as noted above, are plentiful), but an ''[[{{Scotireland}} Irish]]''-Canadian. Nonetheless, despite the [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents very fake accent]], both character and [[Creator/JamesDoohan actor]] are [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales fondly regarded by actual Scots]], largely because the character is a personification of all the positive stereotypical traits associated with Scotland (ingenuity, work ethic, boisterousness, loyalty, pride in both his work and his homeland, and ability to hold his liquor) and is portrayed with just the right combination of lightheartedness and gravitas.
3rd Oct '16 5:10:46 AM 06tele
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* '''Cock-a-leekie Soup''': [[HaveAGayOldTime Yes, that's what it's called.]] Basically chicken, leek and potato soup. Really only memorable for the title, and that it originally contained prunes. Y'know, for the protein!
** Other famous Scottish soups include Scotch Broth (lamb, barley and vegetables) and Cullen Skink (fish and cream). Both of which are nice if made well from good ingredients.

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* '''Cock-a-leekie Soup''': [[HaveAGayOldTime Yes, that's what it's called.]] Basically chicken, leek and potato soup. Really Bland, comforting and only memorable for the title, and that it originally contained prunes. Y'know, for the protein!
fibre!
** Other famous and considerably more interesting Scottish soups include are Scotch Broth (lamb, barley and vegetables) and Cullen Skink (fish (smoked fish, potatoes and cream). Both cream), both of which are nice delicious if made well well, from good ingredients.





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\n* '''Smoked salmon''': One of Scotland's biggest exports and available everywhere. Varies in quality, but c'mon, it's smoked salmon. There are few Scottish fishing towns which don't have a smokery, and just as the Scots will deep-fry anything, they will also smoke anything: Arbroath smokies are hot-smoked whole haddock, quite different from the relatively bland cold-smoked Finnan Haddie, but there's also smoked cheese, smoked duck, smoked venison and even smoked whisky.

3rd Oct '16 5:03:39 AM 06tele
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* '''Square Sausage''': Sausage. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shaped like a square]]. Also called a Lorne sausage. Can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or dinner; in the former cases, often combined with a roll.[[note]]Square sausage is what happens when heterosexual male Presbyterians decide that there is something unmanly about putting a juicy, sausage-shaped object into their mouths, and devise a means of shaping sausage so that it [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything doesn't remind them of anything]] and lose its residual moisture as quickly and efficiently as possible. A properly cooked slice of square sausage is crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and tastes of nothing but fat and salt.[[/note]] Can be sold in either refrigerated or frozen form; the latter has twice been mistaken for [[StickyBomb SemTex]] at English airport security, the second occasion being with the star of police drama {{Series/Taggart}}. Needless to say, this was funny as hell.


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* '''Square Sausage''': Sausage. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shaped like a square]]. Also called a Lorne sausage. Can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or dinner; in the former cases, often combined with a roll.[[note]]Square sausage is what happens when heterosexual male Presbyterians decide that there is something unmanly about putting a juicy, sausage-shaped object into their mouths, and devise a means of shaping sausage so that it both [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything doesn't remind them of anything]] and lose loses its residual strength-sapping, effeminate moisture as quickly and efficiently as possible. A properly cooked slice of square sausage is crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and tastes of fat, salt, pepper and nothing but fat and salt.else.[[/note]] Can be sold in either refrigerated or frozen form; the latter has twice been mistaken for [[StickyBomb SemTex]] at English airport security, the second occasion being with the star of police drama {{Series/Taggart}}. Needless to say, this was funny as hell.

3rd Oct '16 5:01:57 AM 06tele
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* '''Square Sausage''': Sausage. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shaped like a square]]. Also called a Lorne sausage. Can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or dinner; in the former cases, often combined with a roll.[[note]]Square sausage is what happens when heterosexual male Presbyterians decide that there is something unmanly about putting a juicy, sausage-shaped object into their mouths, and devise a means of shaping sausage so that it can lose its residual moisture as quickly and efficiently as possible. A properly cooked square sausage is crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and tastes of nothing but fat and salt.[[/note]] Can be sold in either refrigerated or frozen form; the latter has twice been mistaken for [[StickyBomb SemTex]] at English airport security, the second occasion being with the star of police drama {{Series/Taggart}}. Needless to say, this was funny as hell.


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* '''Square Sausage''': Sausage. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shaped like a square]]. Also called a Lorne sausage. Can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or dinner; in the former cases, often combined with a roll.[[note]]Square sausage is what happens when heterosexual male Presbyterians decide that there is something unmanly about putting a juicy, sausage-shaped object into their mouths, and devise a means of shaping sausage so that it can [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything doesn't remind them of anything]] and lose its residual moisture as quickly and efficiently as possible. A properly cooked slice of square sausage is crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside inside, and tastes of nothing but fat and salt.[[/note]] Can be sold in either refrigerated or frozen form; the latter has twice been mistaken for [[StickyBomb SemTex]] at English airport security, the second occasion being with the star of police drama {{Series/Taggart}}. Needless to say, this was funny as hell.

3rd Oct '16 5:00:55 AM 06tele
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* '''Square Sausage''': Sausage. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shaped like a square]]. Also called a Lorne sausage. Can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or dinner; in the former cases, often combined with a roll. Can be sold in either refrigerated or frozen form; the latter has twice been mistaken for [[StickyBomb SemTex]] at English airport security, the second occasion being with the star of police drama {{Series/Taggart}}. Needless to say, this was funny as hell.


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* '''Square Sausage''': Sausage. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shaped like a square]]. Also called a Lorne sausage. Can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or dinner; in the former cases, often combined with a roll. [[note]]Square sausage is what happens when heterosexual male Presbyterians decide that there is something unmanly about putting a juicy, sausage-shaped object into their mouths, and devise a means of shaping sausage so that it can lose its residual moisture as quickly and efficiently as possible. A properly cooked square sausage is crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and tastes of nothing but fat and salt.[[/note]] Can be sold in either refrigerated or frozen form; the latter has twice been mistaken for [[StickyBomb SemTex]] at English airport security, the second occasion being with the star of police drama {{Series/Taggart}}. Needless to say, this was funny as hell.

3rd Sep '16 6:52:34 AM Morgenthaler
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*** For anyone confused and wondering, Scotland's ''first'' national drink is of course '''Whisky''' of which there are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_distilleries_in_Scotland huge amounts of types, brands, varieties, labels, and distilleries]][[note]]this is due to something of a renaissance in micro-brewing in the last decade or so. Some of these small operations will only brew one label on a very limited run before closing again, or change varieties and brewing methods with each casking[[/note]]. Tasting them all and debating which is best is the work of a lifetime, so is debating exactly how many there are and which type is which for that matter. One which definitely isn't, is [[SpellMyNameWithAnS whiskey with an "e"]], which is Irish.[[note]]And [[CuisinesInAmerica American]], while "whisky" (no "e") is also Canadian. The distinction makes sense: the American frontier distillers who developed American whiskey were historically Ulster Scots--like most distillers in 19th-century Ireland--while Canadian ones were Scots from Scotland. While the American and Canadian styles of whisk(e)y were adapted for new grains in the New World--maize and rye (particularly rye in Canada)--the similarities between Irish and American whiskey and Scottish and Canadian whisky, respectively, remain clear to the attentive drinker. Not to say that any one of these is better than Scotch...[[/note]] Getting that wrong can also be a debate that will last a lifetime, ([[ViolentGlaswegian but also less than half an hour]]) if uttered in the wrong place.

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*** For anyone confused and wondering, Scotland's ''first'' national drink is of course '''Whisky''' of which there are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_distilleries_in_Scotland huge amounts of types, brands, varieties, labels, and distilleries]][[note]]this is due to something of a renaissance in micro-brewing in the last decade or so. Some of these small operations will only brew one label on a very limited run before closing again, or change varieties and brewing methods with each casking[[/note]]. Tasting them all and debating which is best is the work of a lifetime, so is debating exactly how many there are and which type is which for that matter. One which definitely isn't, is [[SpellMyNameWithAnS whiskey with an "e"]], which is Irish.[[note]]And [[CuisinesInAmerica [[UsefulNotes/CuisinesInAmerica American]], while "whisky" (no "e") is also Canadian. The distinction makes sense: the American frontier distillers who developed American whiskey were historically Ulster Scots--like most distillers in 19th-century Ireland--while Canadian ones were Scots from Scotland. While the American and Canadian styles of whisk(e)y were adapted for new grains in the New World--maize and rye (particularly rye in Canada)--the similarities between Irish and American whiskey and Scottish and Canadian whisky, respectively, remain clear to the attentive drinker. Not to say that any one of these is better than Scotch...[[/note]] Getting that wrong can also be a debate that will last a lifetime, ([[ViolentGlaswegian but also less than half an hour]]) if uttered in the wrong place.
25th Aug '16 2:53:09 AM CrypticMirror
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ComicStrip/AngusOg: A strip that ran in the "Daily Record" tabloid until 1989 dealing with the wacky hijinks of crofting community in the Outer Hebrides.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Nero is visited by a traditional Scot in the album "Mr. Nobody".
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Nero is visited by a traditional Scot in the album "Mr. Nobody".
22nd Aug '16 12:44:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' had Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Chief Engineer of [[CoolShip the starship]] ''[[CoolShip Enterprise]]'', and arguably the most famous fictional Scotsman, [[FakeNationality as played by a Canadian]]. And not even a Scottish-Canadian (who, as noted above, are plentiful), but an ''[[{{Scotireland}} Irish]]''-Canadian. Nonetheless, despite the [[BritishAccents very fake accent]], both character and [[JamesDoohan actor]] are [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales fondly regarded by actual Scots]], largely because the character is a personification of all the positive stereotypical traits associated with Scotland (ingenuity, work ethic, boisterousness, loyalty, pride in both his work and his homeland, and ability to hold his liquor) and is portrayed with just the right combination of lightheartedness and gravitas.

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* ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' had Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Chief Engineer of [[CoolShip the starship]] ''[[CoolShip Enterprise]]'', and arguably the most famous fictional Scotsman, [[FakeNationality as played by a Canadian]]. And not even a Scottish-Canadian (who, as noted above, are plentiful), but an ''[[{{Scotireland}} Irish]]''-Canadian. Nonetheless, despite the [[BritishAccents very fake accent]], both character and [[JamesDoohan [[Creator/JamesDoohan actor]] are [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales fondly regarded by actual Scots]], largely because the character is a personification of all the positive stereotypical traits associated with Scotland (ingenuity, work ethic, boisterousness, loyalty, pride in both his work and his homeland, and ability to hold his liquor) and is portrayed with just the right combination of lightheartedness and gravitas.
2nd Aug '16 3:53:33 PM StarSword
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* Music/BrianMcNeill is from Falkirk, and many of his songs are historical ballads dealing with Scottish history and culture (including his '09 album ''The Baltic tae Byzantium'' in its entirety).
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