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To Kilt a Mockingbird

To Kilt a Mockingbird

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

To turn a George Bernard Shaw quip on its head, might it be said that England and Scotland are two cultures separated by a common economy?  For that seems truer than suggesting that it’s two accents and aspirations separated by a House of Commons, much as romantic myth or the zeitgeist of exiles would have it otherwise.  Read the rest of this entry »

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