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Re: Assiduous

Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:08 pm

Didn't see the similarity with Ian, once a roommate from London. I wonder how one pronounces Iain?
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Re: Assiduous

Postby call_copse » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:07 am

It's essentially the same name and pronounced the same, simply spelled in the Scottish manner with an extra i.
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Re: Assiduous

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:25 am

Thus crushing the old canard that the scotch are stingy!
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Re: Assiduous

Postby call_copse » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:05 am

Scotch whisky or eggs? ;-)

Note scotch is considered pejorative applied to persons, and should be reserved for produce, always Scots or Scottish for people. Most would probably let it slide from an American mind you, unless in a bar after a few drams.
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Re: Assiduous

Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:58 am

Oops again!
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Re: Assiduous

Postby call_copse » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:04 am

Well, the Scots are used to pejoratives - my Naval uncle might have referred to them as FRISPs (a frisp is a kind of crisp like snack here) being an acronym for 'frequently repulsive ignorant Scottish pettifoggers'. That's just affectionate talk in the Navy so I understand. Or a Cockney could go for 'Sweaties' - sweaty socks, meaning Jocks.

So you could do worse than Scotch :D
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