21 Scottish Habits I Lost When I Moved To England

1. Stockpiling waterproof clothing and woolly hats. Apparently you don’t really need twelve different North Face jackets if you live in England. Just one ...
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1. Stockpiling waterproof clothing and woolly hats.

Apparently you don’t really need twelve different North Face jackets if you live in England. Just one will do.

2. Asking for a “poke of chips”…

No one knows what you mean.

3. …or “salt and sauce”.

There’s nothing more depressing than forgetting sauce isn’t a thing in England and ending up with chips covered in ketchup.

4. Covering yourself in army-strength insect repellent in summer.

Turns out you don’t get attacked by midges everytime you leave the house in England. Who knew?

5. Asking someone to get you a “can of juice” from the shop.

After being handed one of those grim, bitter cans of Britvic OJ you’ll never make that mistake again. “Fizzy drink! I meant a fizzy drink.”

6. Calling New Year “Hogmanay”.

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Because it just isn’t Hogmanay unless you’re in Scotland. Also, no one knows the words to Auld Lang Syne.

7. Taking shopping bags everywhere you go.

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The bags are free in England. Free! *stockpiles millions of carrier bags*

8. Eating at Greggs.

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Because what’s the point if you can’t get a macaroni pie?

9. Striking up conversations with people on public transport.

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Scotland: “Aw, can I clap your dug?”
England: *Stares at floor in silence*

10. Stripping off and sunbathing whenever it isn’t raining.

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Apparently 15° isn’t considered “taps aff” weather in England.

11. Being afraid of seagulls.

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One trip to Aberdeen and you’re scarred for life. They’re a bit less determined in London or Manchester.

12. Telling people you were “greetin’” at a sad movie.

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“You were greeting at “The Fault In Our Stars”? Like, saying hello to it?” It’s far too hard to explain, so you just say “crying” instead.

13. Taking scenery like this for granted…

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England: You do have some nice parks, but are any of them an extinct volcano with a view of the sea? No.

14. …or scenery like this.

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Sorry Lake District: You’re nice, but you don’t have nearly enough castles.

15. Drinking Tennent’s.

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Firstly, it’s not the only lager on tap in English pubs. And secondly – let’s admit it – it isn’t actually that nice.

16. Thanking the driver when you get off the bus.

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It just isn’t a thing in London, mainly because you get off in the middle of the bus, though you could always scream “THANKS DRIVER” at the top of your lungs.

17. Spontaneous camping trips.

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Wild camping isn’t allowed in England, plus who actually has time to actually plan ahead and book a campsite?

18. Eating haggis…

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It’s not easy to eat something that you can’t find in the shops. “Hey, I think I’ll have haggis, neeps and tatties to…..nope.”

19. …and Mother’s Pride, Mackie’s crisps, and tablet.

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England, why don’t you have these things? You NEED them.

20. Saying “wee”.

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People giggle. That is all.

21. Dressing like this.

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Lol, just kidding: I’m dressed like this right now.

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