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Old 11-26-2005, 07:30 AM   #1
Michael Rowley
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Ian:

'Scotch' is acceptable only in reference to whisky

I knew you'd rise! Scotch whiskey is however so called because it comes from Scotland, and Scotch is the normal epithet for all things that come from that country. However, we do know of (but don't understand) the objection of many a Scot to 'Scotch'.

I've only been told that grammar is more highly regarded in Scotland than in England, but mainly by one man, who had a Glasgow degree. I'm sure though he received his education very many years before you did.

   
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