SCOTCH

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Scotch

Scotch = (noun) whisky made in Scotland; (adjective) of Scotland

Can I fix you a Scotch on the rocks?

Blended Scotch whisky constitutes about 90% of the whisky produced in Scotland.

N.B. Scotch ? scotch tape, sellotape

* If you need some scotch to fix anything, it’s here on my desk.

> If you need some scotch tape / sellotape to fix anything, it’s here on my desk.

Notes:

1) Scotch Tape (in the US) and Sellotape (in the UK) are actually brand names, but they are often used as common nouns.

2) The name Sellotape derives from “cellophane tape”.

scotch

*image from web

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