I know this is probably a fairly obvious connection. But I didn't make it until this week.
Back home, a good chuck of the population amongst my peer group claims loudly and proudly to be of Scottish descent. They are Proud Scots, who will wear tartans or talk about their clan history, even if no one in their family for four generations has ever stepped foot on that 'far away isle'.
I started a new job this week, and the standard "Where are you from?" "Oh, at least you're not American!" has started up. This time, it has a twist.
It seems nearly everyone here is quite proud to tell me that they have relatives that left Scotland to move to Canada. "I think they're out in Winnipeg!" they tell me.
At this point I'm quite convinced the entire population of
Winnipeg is Scottish....