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What do Chinese think about Scotland/the Scots? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-2-1 12:13:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by blockhead at 2007-1-11 12:35
i cant distinguish scot from englander ,they are the same.


Just like the Han Chinese and the Japanese.  I can't distinguish.  They are the same.  Ha.
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Post time 2007-2-1 12:19:13 |Display all floors

Reply #14 chinaimport's post

The stereotype claims that the Irish are the big drinkers, but that the Scots enjoy putting back a few, too.  But, of course, these are only stereotypes that are true for a small percent of the population but not true for all.
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Post time 2007-2-13 06:08:45 |Display all floors
Originally posted by captain2 at 2007-1-2 22:29
Many times I been in Scotland, mostly in Greenock. It is a beautiful country.
I'm not Chinese. In Germany we have the saying: "you are stingy like a Scot"
Has this any background?


Greenock is, in my opinion, one of the worst towns in Scotland.  Try and find the film Sweet Sixteen on DVD and you'll understnad why.  However, each to their own.

The 'stingy like a Scot' is just a Scottish stereotype, rather like efficient Germans, emotional Italians, drunken Irish or fat Americans.  For instance, Donald Duck had a Scottish brother, Scrooge MacDuck, notorious for being mean with money.  It's maily to due to our enthusiastic adoption of Calvinism and socialism, though if you read documents dating from the Hundred Years War, both the English and the French mocked the Scots for being mean.

Saying Scottish and English are the same, as projecka did, is just ignorance.  We have our own culture, laws, religion and education sytem, all of which developed differently to their equivalents in England.  Just as in China Tibetans, Mongolian, Uighers and others lead quite seperate lives to the Han, so to do the Scots in the UK.

And I would have to say, it's close, but I would give the drinking crown to the Irish

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Post time 2007-2-13 09:04:04 |Display all floors
Since last summer, when CCTV aired Braveheart, Scotland to the Chinese is a cold, misty and rocky place where they play outlawed tunes on outlawed pipes, where they have the tradition of primae noctae.

Add to that a few crazy footballers, and that generally sums up the Chinese picture of the ferocious Scotsmen.
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Post time 2007-2-13 11:16:12 |Display all floors

Not a Scotsman in sight

Gosh, it's quiet!
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Post time 2007-2-13 17:25:24 |Display all floors
Actually Irish wiskey is better,  smoother, distilled 3 times, goes down really easy..... Scottish Whiskey is more harsh, burns your throat, and in the long term can cause you blindness... anyway, Irish whiskey is more expensive, and there must be a reason behind that.

Quite a number of Chinese girls i know, have recently dated Scottish fellas, and they were astounded by how much these lads drink. A couple of them actually told me that they even got beaten up, after their Scottish partner got drunk.  I don't have anything against Scottish people, but there has been bad comments flying around recently.

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Post time 2007-2-13 17:37:44 |Display all floors
Originally posted by renegadedog9 at 2007-1-21 13:22


Scotland is NOT separate from the UK!  It IS separate from England though!  The UK consists of 4 'nations': England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (the Republic of Ireland used to be par ...


Did I say it's separate from UK? I don't think so, it's a reply in #6...check your eyes dude....anyways...UK ...great Britain or whatever...I dunno...I don't care...not interested in them

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