Not just a males name any more
Everywhere you go there is a local insult. In the UK (or perhaps just in Scotland) the insult is NED, which is an acronym meaning non-educated delinquent; in other words a soccer hooligan. Apart from their behavior how can one identify a NED (please remember this is a stereotype told to me by local)? The standard apparel for the NED is track pants (or ‘joggy bottoms’) a soccer jersey (the Celtics or the Rangers in Glasgow), a lot of jewelry and the haircut of a famous footballer (soccer player- the most popular being a small Mohawk with the sides shaved). Now do NOT call anyone a NED as it is a serious insult; second, if the receiver of the insult is a NED they have the reputation of fighting a lot. According to the locals the usual friendly competition between rival soccer teams is tainted by the overflow of religious unrest between Catholics and Protestants. Note that I have not seen any of this hostility personally. I have personally seen all “Glasgwegians” unite together when Scotland beat out France, which was the most incredible sports-based celebration I have ever seen in my life.
My programme orientation starts tomorrow so the focus of my posts will shift to archaeology.