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  • One common misconception is that they all have 11 toes. I have yet to find an eleven-toed Scot.
  • That the men wear nothing under their Kilts and they really thought we believed the tale of Loch Ness
  • That all they eat is deep fried Mars bars and haggis. That they are all ginger. That they all play the bagpipes. That they all have very strong accents and anyone south of the border has trouble understanding them. That their capital city is Glasgow.
  • Scots people all wear kilts all the time. None ever wear underwear under their kilt. They start the day with a bowl of oatmeal porridge. Their main meal is haggis - every day - even out of haggis season. Scots are all short, fat, red-haired, hairy people who would stab you as soon as look at you. Aberdonians have short arms and long pockets. Scots' wellies have two openings - one for their own feet and the other for the sheep's feet. When the Royal Mail van reaches the border they stop and offload the mail to horse riders, as there are no proper roads in Scotland. We all love the bagpipes' skirl. That's about it for now. Haste ye back.
  • 1) They are tight (not generous). Not true of the ones I know 2) They all wear kilts Maybe true for weddings but rarely seen on other occasions 3) They hate the English They do not hate us individually, but this one is a lot nearer the truth than the ones above. Most Scots will support whatever team is playing against England. Similarly so but to a lesser extent for the Irish and the Welsh. The English do not recipricate. We on the whole support Scotland, Walest etc when they are playing other countries.
  • while i was abroad last year and speaking about being scottish i was asked (not as a joke!!!) if we get tv in scotland..(my answer being along the lines of well who invented it.. but of course this was lost on him) and if so is it colour?!?... which then continued onto asking if we get such shows as coronation st etc. then just to top it off, later that day i was asked by someone else.. "there's no trees in scotland is there?".. i would love to know where he got this idea from!
  • That we started cross dressing since we wear kilts.
  • They all look and act like Willie from the Simpsons. A lot do but not all.
  • That their women are so fugly a sheep rear is mighty enticing.
  • that they don't like beer
  • That the men are all burly and rugged and wear kilts with no underwear.
  • That they all have orange hair. From Blackadder back and Forth: "hey look, theres an orange hedge over there!" "No, that's the Scots!"
  • They all look like Sean Connery
  • Wear kilts all the time.(False) Wear no underwear when wearing kilt(True for me but not for everybody.) Everyone that comes from Glasgow will give you a glasgow kiss(headbutt) (fALSE)We are one of the most humourous people on the planet and helpful.
  • that we run around in kilts, eating haggis and drinking whisky and are mean... all NOT true!! :)
  • Kilts. Haggis. Shortbread. We're all drunks. Only slightly true. We're cheap. That's just me.
  • i hate it how americans think we have really bad food when we basically eat the same food as them only not as much ;)
  • Kilts!
  • Bagpipes,Haggis,live in huts and have outhouses, Braveheart.
  • Mean, Tight fisted, Dour, Hard Drinking.Go fighting every weekend. Ginger hair and freckles very white skin. Wear skirts and all play the pipes. Can only dance a Scottish reel Or Everyone is like Sean Connery or Mel Gibson (even though he is an American)
  • the men wear kilts...
  • That they all wear kilts with no underwear!!
  • Cheap, stingy, tight-fisted, belligerent, stubborn, pig-headed drunkards who all live in the 18th century. I prefer to think I'm canny rather than cheap. But when I do price-comparison in a shop, my daughter always says, "You're so damned Scotch."
  • We are smart, unlike Americans, we are not ignorant like certain people. No we do not all have ginger hair No we do not all run about in kilts and eat hagis We are not in poverty either! And NO WE ARE NOT IN ENGLAND!
  • What was that bit about Aberdonians' arms? Haven't heard that before. My great grandmother came from Aberdeen, and her arms were normal. But my uncles can touch their own kneecaps without bending. Rob Roy MacGregor was said to have arms so long that he could tie his garters without stooping. How do I know that? Can anyone help me with a source?
  • The same as any other ethnic group. There are stereotypes but most is "jus' reg'lar folks" living in a modern world. Traditional dress is worn mainly for festivals and for the tourists. For the most part, they are hard-working, thrifty people.
  • That they're humorless - "dour." But every Scot I've ever met has had a keen sense of humor. I suppose there must be SOME who don't, just like anywhere else. But Scots are a heck of a lot of fun.
  • there are alot but can i just point out, yes kilts are generally worn to weddings etc. but most men actually DONT wear anything underneath! Not a true scotsman otherwise are they...
  • That they call all speak with a brough and dance jigs.
  • jimmy hats, ack aye the noo, kilts, gingerness, highland games/dancing i know some of them happen (gingerness) etc but no where near the amount people think. and this is coming from a slightly ginger guy :P
  • Before i came here, I thought every man in Scotland was wearing a kilt. Then i found out it wasnt true :-(

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