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By Alexander McCall Smith, the author, most recently, of “The Right Attitude to Rain” (THE NEW YORK TIMES, 11/03/07):

THE one sure way to irritate a Scotsman is to call him an Englishman. That happens to Scots all the time when they travel abroad, and many of them feel as strongly about it as Hercule Poirot felt when people called him a Frenchman. “Belgian,” the great detective would say, with polite emphasis, mustache bristling. And of course it would be unwise to call a man in green on the streets of New York City on St. Patrick’s Day an Englishman.…  Seguir leyendo »