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Old 3rd November 2013, 18:44
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BTW - It is now usual to refer to Scots/Irish ancestry... Nowadays, in Scotland, 'Scotch' is only used to refer to things like food and wool! 'Scotch Eggs', for instance!

Can I count on this? I was being conscientious about using "Scots/Irish" and then read something that said it should be "Scotch."
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Old 3rd November 2013, 20:29
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Well, I'm Scots. And I don't like to be referred to as Scotch. Whilst that was used in the past to describe us, it is nowadays only used for things like Scotch beef, Scotch eggs, and what foreigners call our national drink, whisky
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Old 7th November 2013, 17:17
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I'm only quite a bit Scots, but the DNA seems to be rather potent.
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Old 7th November 2013, 23:58
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How Scots is 'quite a bit'?

You may have Scots ancestry, but how much is that?

I'm Scots, born in Edinburgh, father and all his ancestors born in Appin. Mother's family: she, Edinburgh born, all ancestors from Sutherland.
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Old 8th November 2013, 03:00
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I have never been to Scotland and all my paternal ancestors are Scots/Irish and German. My most recent immigrants are maternal ggggrandparents who came right before the Civil War. They came from Dumbartonshire, Cumbernauld. The men came to mine coal in Pennsylvania, but left for Kansas to farm as soon as they could. A number of the Scots who came at the same time went back to Scotland. Not mine. Know why? Because they became AMERICANS.
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Old 8th November 2013, 06:38
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Why did the poster above shout like that ?
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Old 8th November 2013, 09:39
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To let me know she was ANGRY.
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