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zulu
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Why are the scottish refered to as the jocks?
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Because of our affinity for the certain type of strap.
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Because it was a fairly common nickname up here at one point. Just like how the English/British managed to get called 'Tommies' in the wars...
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i've heard of the limeys but tommies??
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Because of the English use of Tommy guns.
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Tommy guns we're American.. And weren't used until WW2. It's probably because it's just a very common British name. We used to call Germans 'Fritz' - one can only assume its because Fritz was seen as a very stereotypical German name.
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Tommy Atkins
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(Original post by arktos)
Tommy Atkins
Exactly...

Jock Tamson...
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It's a stereotyping thing. People think Jock is a common Scottish name (a variant of Jack) so you have Jock Tamson with his kilt, sporran, full shebang, white shirt thing (****, how terrible, I can't remember the name) and his tartan tammy tourie on his ginger mop. See?
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