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There seems to be some international controversy over the definition of the word 'scotch'. Which is quite cool, I suppose - in a way. I'm a Scottish girlie and am sick of being labelled 'Scotch' - as are many Scots. I wouldn't class anyone who called us Scotch as stupid, but it is fucking annoying. SO! Here's a proper dictionary definition. Imagine people having put so much thought into this kind o pechang... Ok - "

*** adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language; "Scots gaelic"; "the Scots community in New York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'" syn: Scots, Scottish, Scotch
*** adj 2: avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally" syn: economical, frugal, sparing, stinting
*** n 1: a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally) syn: score
*** n2: whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still syn: Scotch, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky
*** v 1: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" syn: thwart, queer, spoil, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
*** 2: make a small cut or score into"
"Am nae Scotch an a dinna drink scotch bit a wee plate o haggis neeps an totties is a right guid supper noo an agen." Source of definition: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University ...USA
by FoS October 05, 2005
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