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Sassenach

Scot and occasionally Irish an English person or a Lowland Scot
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Sassenach comes from the Gaelic and means Saxon, which is not exactly the same as being English and highlanders use the term largely to cover all non-Gaelic-speaking people or just lowlanders.
That is rampantly unfair, but it does conjure up a lovely picture of kilted Scots river custodians yelling impotently from the north bank while impudent wee Sassenachs fish on the south, out of reach.
But in the two-leg semi-final against Leeds United, Johnstone had shone and there was nothing the Scottish fans admired more than one of their wee men outsmarting the Sassenachs.
IT SEEMS the Tartan Army's jolly jape to try and get the bridge at the new Wembley called The Jim Baxter Bridge is to be blocked by po-faced Sassenachs.
We only managed to win NINE times at the Sassenachs' spiritual home before they pulled it down.
But at Murrayfield, some would say, the Sassenachs were beaten before the game had even been kicked off with the Scottish side slow-walking their way into the arena and then belting out Flower of Scotland, with all its anti-English sentiments, inspiring a baying crowd who roared them to victory.
Apart from the 'old acquaintance' bit, it could be instructions in gaelic about repairing a flat tyre on a bicycle as far as most sozzled Sassenachs are concerned.
His discovery of the Irish language at a Gaelic League class in London fired him spiritually, whereafter he remarked 'Well hang them for Sassenachs, we have at least one thing they can't lay claim to, any way'.(1) His relationship with the Society deteriorated as Moran built upon the further differences, as he saw them, between Ireland and England.
Sassenachs may recall that Lot18 released four limited edition "Outlander" wines last year.
TORY clown Boris Johnson has launched a bitter attack on the SNP, claiming Nicola Sturgeon's party want "sassenachs" in the south to pay for higher spending in Scotland The London mayor and No10 hopeful joined David Cameron on the campaign trail for the first time yesterday.
? FORMER Nuneaton MP Les Labour as a 24-year-old and held it for 16 years, is now living in Perthshire landslide will rout his old party north of the border and has this message for Sassenachs: young Les spending too much time in the readily available copies of the Daily Record, tins of snuff and Irn-Bru, with Mount Judd a constant reminder of his Highland calling.
The Scots want to go it alone as they don't want Sassenachs sharing their Irn Bru revenues, but no-one is quite sure how tomorrow's vote will go until shadowy figures have fixed it.