SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is reportedly confident that she’s though up at least seven different ways of pronouncing ‘you English bastard’. 
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is reportedly confident that she’s though up at least seven different ways of pronouncing ‘you English bastard’. She made the revelation during a speech to SNP supporters in Paisley this morning. 
 
Sturgeon stated that she had spent ‘pretty much the whole weekend’ thinking up ways of saying the phrase, after she started finding her conventional pronunciation ‘a bit boring’, though she admitted this was ‘probably due to overuse’. 
 
The SNP leader explained that by ‘varying the emphasis between letters’ it’s possible to make the phrase sound ‘really quite different’. She added that this would make the words ‘more refreshing’ to party supporters and so should be encouraged. 
 
English nationals living in Scotland have welcomed Sturgeon’s announcement, expressing confidence that it will ‘increase the variety’ of the abuse they receive. Andy Burrows, an IT worker living in Glasgow, told The Spark that he ‘really doesn’t mind’ being called ‘an English bastard’ but is getting fed up with the ‘monotonous tone of delivery’. Caroline Fletcher, a nurse working in Aberdeenshire agreed, adding that she’d recently been told to ‘go back to England’ by a man imitating a strong South African accent, which had ‘really made her day’. 
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