Wednesday, 20 August 2008

True Scotsmen

Ever heard of the expression 'to be a true Scotsman'? Well this one certainly is, as for the other one we can only guess! Call me cruel but I've been dying to post this one ever since I took it on the Royal Mile yesterday (And for the gorgeous guy 'adjusting the kilt' - good on you!) This photo is really for all of my non-Scottish family who were dead excited when I brought home a man in kilt!!

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21 comments:

Snapper said...

And now the world knows the answer to that pressing question, "What does a Scotsman wear under his kilt?" Nice catch ;)

Virginia said...

You just have to love this one. Thanks for clearing up the kilt mystic!!!

USelaine said...

Absolutely my favorite photo today. Okay, this week. You caught the perfect moment, the perfect curve. No, this is my favorite photo this month!

Kate said...

What a great capture! It's a super cultural/ethnic photo, and one which made me laugh.

Dido said...

Thank you guys!! It made me giggle too, and still does!

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is priceless photo.

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Jackie said...

Oh, how is that for absolutely perfect timing?! Superb picture - I wish I'd taken it! (actually I'd have been quite happy to have let you take it, if only I'd been there to see :D ).

There are some slightly less sexy Scotsmen on my blog today, lol.

Eki Akhwan said...

Waks! ;D It certainly is a "decisive moment" that tells the whole story!

bitingmidge said...

Top shot! I suspect it will become an internet classic!

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Knoxville Girl said...

OMG. That guy has nothing to be embarrassed about. Another useful thing I've learned today on CDP - great shot!

Blognote said...

Je verdient de Pulitzer, Dido!

USelaine said...

I decided to come back and examine this much more closely, in the interest of cross-cultural education, of course. The kilt fabric looks much lighter in weight than I had always assumed, with machine binding rather than a folded hem. Is this authentic garb, or is it souvenir wear?

Dido said...

USElaine, you may well have a very good point there. Proper kilts, such as owned by Mr Dido, are really heavy and really expensive, and you'd struggle to perform this type of exposure as there'd be simply too much material at the back! They're designed to conceale - thereby keeping the mystery alive...

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Very funny Dido!
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Mr Dido said...

Yes, these kilts are cheap, tacky ones that the guys probably got from a tourist shop on the Royal Mile... my kilt would never allow me to expose myself in this way... it's like the Loch Ness Monster, you have to keep the mystery alive!
Cheap kilts cost under £100 but a real kilt will set you back at least £300 and then there is the sporran, socks, skean dubh, jacket, shirt, etc! They're usually a once-in-a-lifetime investment.

An Honest Man said...

Or if you are older like me (and your original kilt has shrunk!) then twice in a lifetime.

Good capture.

lavenderlady said...

I'm with uselaine...ditto what she said.

babooshka said...

Very cheeky shot. So it's no myth then

Sarah A said...

I love Edinburgh at this time of the year-- I've only been there three times. Your photo is fantastic! Your grandfather is wrong. It's hilarious rather than disgusting.

valeria said...

Bellissima!!!!