scotch vs scots : Common Errors in English

About scotch vs scots

Scottish people generally refer to themselves as “Scots” or “Scottish” rather than “Scotch.” “Scotch” is whisky (or in the US, “whiskey.”)

scotch Meaning(s)

  • (n) whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
  • (v) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  • (n) a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
  • (v) make a small cut or score into
  • (a) of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language
  • (s) avoiding waste

scots Meaning(s)

  • (n) the dialect of English used in Scotland
  • (a) of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language

scotch in News

  1. Rubber-Band Portraits Stretch the Limits of Distortion — And Pain

    Wes Naman, whose portraits of people with faces wrapped in Scotch tape went viral, is at it again, and this time he's using rubber bands to create creepy caricatures.                
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Wired News

  2. The Arting Life | Rubber-Band Portraits Stretch the Limits of Distortion — And Pain

    Wes Naman, whose portraits of people with faces wrapped in Scotch tape went viral, is at it again, and this time he's using rubber bands to create creepy caricatures.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Wired News

  3. Donations sought for Scotch Pines

    PAYETTE — The Scotch Pines Golf Course is asking for donations to help with the cost of replacing the roof on its clubhouse.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Argus Observer

scots in News

  1. Borcuk Headed to Naval Academy

    The Lady Fighting Scots are in their pre game rally before one of their California State Playoff games last season. Raena Borcuk (facing the camera) was named the San Bernardino County Player of the Year.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Lake Arrowhead Mountain News

  2. St. Andrew's captures Class 5A-4A-3A-2A All-Sports Trophy in Palm

    Scots finish as county's top small schools program for eighth consecutive year St. Andrew's run as the top small schools athletics program in Palm Beach County continues.        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Sun-Sentinel

  3. Scots Businessman Delighted by New Clients in Canada and New Zealand

    A Scots businessman who has been a Financial Advisor based in Dunfermline since 1993, has seen a dramatic rise in inquiries from expats based as far away as Canada, and even New Zealand, despite a troubled UK economy. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10819836.htm
    on June 11, 2013 Source: PRWeb

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