Okay, I know I'm the other side of the pond to vote, but who your president is does have a huge affect on us over here in Britain/ scotland.. (The independence debate is a major politial issue in Scotland just now).
Glad that there was a big turnout in your election - this can only be good for democracy.
The Angels Want To Wear My Red Shoes- Elvis Costello
Good to be back! Story behind my username is quite long - and really quite romantic . Short verson is that I historically had a fear of maps. My husband loves to drive and has a Ford Caspri ( they weren't called that in America, think it was a Ford Mercury?) anyway we went on a treasure hunt and I was navigator for the 1st and very nervous time and we won 1st prize. We only got together in 2009 ( courtesy of my daughter) and got married in 2010.
Thanks so much for welcome back!! Health wasn't good for quite some time and I laid low. Huge improvement so thought it was time I got back on here. Really very touched that you remember me! The really good news is that my daughter, diagnosed 4 years ago when she was in intensive care(been to doctors, hospital since she was 5 years old) has had a beautiful baby girl 6 weeks ago!!
Ah! Thank you for this thread! Very interesting and... I'm half Scots/Irish! Is that how you say it? or Scottish/Irish? or is it Scotch/Irish???
I've never known one darn thing about the Scottish way of life...and often wonder.
The other half is German, German, and German!
I think we must have been directly related to Hitler or something because my mother told stories of not being able to understand her grandparents because they had not been able to learn English well enough to communicate regularly that way, but they punished their kids severely for speaking German...even at home! They were ashamed to be German and wanted their children to be successful so they were required to only speak English. Consequently they didn't teach their children to speak German either. So my mother only knew a few words and didn't really know her grandparents all that well.
I'm kidding about being related to Hitler. But it very likely could have been that they didn't want the association with Hitler
And there is another bit...one of my grandparents was High German and the other was Low German...and that caused a bit of scandal in the family...on the German side of course. I have no idea what it means other than...Somebody was from the wrong side of the tracks.
Hi. In terms of the correct way to describe your Scottish heritage , you're half Scottish. Scotch is a desription of items such as Scotch whisky(Mmmm) but not a person.Hope that clears it up.