As I made many foreign friends while living in France I’m quite used to being asked stereotypical questions about my country. My favourite one is about the clothing our men wear. I'm always asked if it’s true Scotsmen don’t wear anything underneath their kilts.
Of course it’s true! I say. Shocked faces, mouths open in surprise explaining that they thought it was just a rumour. But why? They ask me. I shrug, it’s a tradition.
The first time I met FP’s family the inevitable question arrived. His mum was curious to know if Scotsmen really did wear skirts without anything on underneath.
I explained that when the Scots would fight the English, our men would like to scare the Englishmen away by flashing their dangly bits. Sometimes we even fought naked. It did the trick; they wouldn’t come near us.
I love this part of our heritage and culture.
There’s nothing sexier than seeing a man in a kilt. Every Scottish girl loves it. The muscley, hairy legs, the sporran, the sgian dhub (that’s the knife that sits in the socks)…to me, that means ‘I’m a man, hear me roar, grrrr’.
But I suspect other cultures find it terribly odd. Ever since FP and I got together I knew he’d look HOT in a kilt, even with his cute French accent. His legs are perfectly formed, muscly, strong, tanned and not too hairy. I begged him to come with me to a kilt shop in Edinburgh to try one on, but no, he wouldn’t. His reason? Because he wouldn’t be able to wear it in France.
Well guess what Mr Prince? I saw a huge group of Frogs walking around Edinburgh, all wearing kilts, with their faces painted with the Scottish flag.
Now there’s no excuse!
I’m going to buy you one for your birthday; that way you will have to accept it, either that or hurt my feelings and make me cry...
What do you think of kilts? If you're a guy, would you wear one? And if you're a girl, do you agree with me?