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Originally Posted by PriscillaVanilla View Post
There is no such race or people known as "Scotch". They are Scots. Scotch is a whiskey.
Have you read "The Scotch-Irish, a Social History" by James G. Leyburn? I highly recommend it. He goes into the etymology of "Scotch-Irish" at length and concludes that the term is justifiable, so I continue to use it.

It's well to consider that there may be more to a term than meets the eye, before popping off. If you don't like the term, don't use it, but in this case the dismissive response dismisses some 400 years of history.
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