I have followed this thread with good natur'd humour, but must confess to a deep puzzlement over a Question from that stout fellow, Luminous Jack.
5. Thoughts on the Scots?
Which confuses me, as it is written in a 'thread' entitled:
'Post a Random Question for Our Brit Cousins'.
Now, leaving aside the perhaps more obvious Issue of Geneology between our proud empire and The Colonies, I am at a loss as to what a 'Brit' might think about a 'Scot', as Great Britain, the originator of the term 'Brit', includes Scotland, the land of, I believe, 'Scots'. The usage of 'Brit' and English as synonyms, my dear fellow, went out of fashion with the tri-cornered hat.
One might just as well converse with a snake (forgive me my flight of fanciful blather) and ask him 'Sir, your opinion, please, on these bloody Reptiles!'.
Or perhaps hail a passing member of the great Parliament, and accost him thus 'Sir, might we have yr feelings on the problem of jack a'knaves and unspeakable curs?'.
Neither enterprise would result in much good. However, if the Luminous one was referring to the great Roman kingdom of Brittania, I may concede, as the modern (as of 1755) border between Scotland and England follow's the great Hadrian's wall well enough. In this fashion, Sir JL, I seek not to publically humiliate, but in the manner of your moniker, illuminate.
Yr Most Humble Servant,
born in a Tenement in the Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland.