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
A lovely brown whisky drink from Scotland. Must be distilled to certain standards to be called Scotch. Also certain other things from Scotland are called Scotch (Scotch pies, etc). It's spelt WHISKY not WHISKEY. Irish and American whiskey is spelt WHISKEY whereas Scotch and Canadian whisky is spelt WHISKY. Scotch as a term to refer to people from Scotland is too old school and many Scots find it offensive.
Me and my boy Johhnie Mac drank a bottle of scotch after a night at the bar and were rightly drunk.
"Scotch, scotch, scotch, I love scotch." Ron Burgundy
An archaic word occasionally mis-used to describe people, places and things from Scotland. This use of 'Scotch' is actively disliked by people from Scotland itself. Scottish
should be used instead, with the exception of a few ingrained words or phrases, most notably in the case of certain food and drink items.
Acceptable: Scotch Broth, Scotch Beef, Scotch (Whisky
Not Acceptable: "Hey dude, are you Scotch!? We visited an awesome Scotch castle when we were on vacation!"
Most definitely does not mean 'Scottish' when describing people. It is often used to describe liquor, eggs and beef among other things.
Those who call Scottish people 'Scotch' are often corrected with a polite saying-so, or a "Fuck off, you stupid American bastard!", depending on how much Scotch the Scottish person has recently imbibed.
Stereotypical American - "Hey you're Scotch! Isn't Scotland in England?"
Drunken Scot - "Fuck off, you stupid American bastard!"
this is addressed to the retard who wrote the first definition..scotch is a type of liquor...a person from scotland would be a scot or scotsman
the drink of gods like ron burgandy
i love scotch, scotch, scotch there it goes down down into my belly.
scotch is definetly not the proper word used to describe scots. it is usually used this way by idiot foreigners who have clearly never been to scotland otherwise theyd have there ass kicked.scot or scottish is acceptable though.scotch can be used to describe produce from scotland eg sotch whisky, scotch broth ect this is fine
im starvin imm gonna have some scotch broth
retard:hey are you scotch
scot: fuck you (arse kicking commences)