this saddens me.. Argyll, sweetheart, once again, that surname is English.. In fact an English family lives a few houses down with that surname.. Most of the families that came to Eastern KY were not Scottish either, that is silly.. Argyll, seriously bud.. Stop with this in denial English thing or whatever it is.. If you have English, you should be proud, they accomplished MANY, many things.. I don't understand this.I found out yesterday, after I called my great aunt, that one of my surnames, Combs, came from one of my great-great-great (maybe so on) father who came with his seven brothers from Ireland. Most of the families that came to Eastern Kentucky were Scottish that settled in the Ulster Plantations. Most people there call them "Scotch-Irish", which is aggravating. I always have to go around saying *Scots-Irish.
(The word ultimately has links with Welsh cwm, but has been used by Englishmen for around 1500 years.)
The Scots/Scotch 'dispute' is a load of bollocks.Most people there call them "Scotch-Irish", which is aggravating. I always have to go around saying *Scots-Irish.
Scots is NOT any more 'correct' than Scotch. In MY dialect of English, we have always said 'Scotch', so no fucker's gunna come and tell me how to speak a word in my own bleeding language, and same goes for your Americans.
Insistence on 'Scots' only is a stupid politically correct contrivance, invented purely for the sake of testing whether people are gullible or not, whether they can be brow-beaten into submission or whether they are a dangerous conservative to be sent to the GULag.
This is what I came up with (it's a copy pasta from a writ that I'm working on titled is Tennessee even Tennessean anymore):
It is commonly known that the principal settlers of Tennessee originated in the British Isle's, there was once a day when these people (my own family included) were in the majority, in 1980 the figure was closer to 77% of the population of Tennessee being descended from these families (exact numbers courtesy of the Federal Census of 1980 being an overall population of 3,221,354 in Tennessee with 1,435,147 families of English descent, 850,949 families of Irish descent, 224,966 families of Scottish descent, 114 families of Northern Irish descent, and 99 families of Manx descent for a combined total of 2,511,275 families of British Islander descent) in more recent years this figure has dropped to in between 21% and 24% a severe drop. It is truly a sad day when the families that were responsible for literally forging Tennessee and its culture are now a minority in Tennessee.
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