I think the issue here is not “bantz” or anything like wilful ignorance; nor is it us Scotch getting oor breeks in a twist aboot a daft wee slip o’ the tongue. It is, as many have pointed out, that to use lazy, stereotypical epithets implies superiority over the group/race being pilloried. Witness what’s going on with Brexit or with Scotland feeling largely powerless to the government eagerly skullfucking the democratic process. Yes, Scotland has more than its fair share of arseholes; I have English pals living in the sticks who feel marginalised purely for being English. I’ve seen “WHITE SETTLERS OUT” painted on Highland walls; my dad was routinely called “Jock” in the pub where he worked after he’d finished his shift as a mental health nurse. I was born in Scotland to Scottish parents but spent years 2-12 growing up in Gloucester (just across the park from Fred West, trivia/murder fans) but moved back up North, so I’ve seen both sides of it. I studied at a university where 60% of my class were Oxbridge regects whose daddies had bought them a 3 bed in the New Town and who called me “Jock” for actually being from Edinburgh. TL:DR version: interested to see if @Ramsaye would be comfortable slinging around “Chinky,” “Wop,” “Yid,” “Spic” etc etc from his “It’s Just a Word, Mate” lexicon.