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19 Strange Quirks You Have To Get Used To If You're Dating A Scot

A guide for non-Scottish girlfriends, husbands, wives, boyfriends, and fuck-buds.

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2. We'll swear at you all the time.

But it's OK though, because "bawbag", "cunt", and "twat" are terms of endearment.


7. We're programmed to start drinking at certain times.

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If you question this, we'll usually say, "but that's just what you do."

E.g. "Why are you getting shit-your-pants drunk on the train?"

"Because that's just what you do."

8. We'll force-feed you something called Irn-Bru if you ever have a hangover.

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It's a traditional delicious combination of girders, orange food colouring, and ????. You'll need to learn to love it if you're going to keep up with our train drinking.


9. You probably won't be able to understand us, at least at first.

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This will cause a lot of confusion, especially when we're trying to fire into you. "Gies a winch." "I'm sorry, I don't have any specialist lifting equipment to hand."


13. Our idea of what counts as "beach weather" might not really match yours, either.

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It's a Scottish tradition to go to the beach in March, huddle under a tarpaulin, and pretend to be having a good time. Sorry in advance.

14. Our weird behaviour at sporting events can be a bit hard to get used to.

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"Why have you got a fake penis hanging out of the bottom of your kilt, Rab?"

"Because Scotland are playing Croatia."

16. And you might find that we don't even like things that you thought we loved.

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Please add Braveheart to your list of things you shouldn't say or mention.


17. We'll try to force you to adopt our culture.

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And get a wee bit offended if you don't want to wear a kilt, or get wasted on the 15:45 First Scotrail service from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street.

18. And we're not traditionally romantic.

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But you always know we love you really. We show it with our gestures (like bringing you Maccy D's and Irn-Bru in bed), not our sweary words.

19. But don't be fooled – we can surprise you and pull out all the romantic stops when it counts.

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Not pictured: the "happy wedding day, bawbag" card he gave her earlier.