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The Xenophobe's Guide to the Scots

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The Xenophobe's Guide to the Scots by David Ross
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A Scotsman likes to feel that, almost by instinct, he could guddle a trout (palm it out of the water) or gralloch a deer (disembowel it with his knife), even if he spends his day driving a bus or designing software. If the Scots were to shed their seriousness, they would be noisier than the Neapolitans and wilder than the dancing Dervishes. Their reserve is not a defense against the rest of the world: it is a protective cover, like the lid of a nuclear reactor. Calvinism is still deeply ingrained in the Scottish soul. A Scottish poet, overcome by the joy of sunshine and blue sky, once cried out what a fine day it was. The woman to whom he spoke replied, "We'll pay for it, we'll pay for it." The Scots respect cleverness and like to feel that they possess plenty of it themselves. In Scotland there is nothing wrong with being clever, so long as you show it by words or actions, rather than by bragging. You don't have to hide it. To say of someone that "he has a good conceit of himself" is neither praise nor blame, just a statement of fact.
Release date Australia
December 4th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, maps
Imprint
Oval Books
Pages
92
Dimensions
109x173x8
ISBN-13
9781906042479
Product ID
3038924

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