My mum was in Scotland for a couple of days last week. As the English-born daughter of a Scottish father she is quite ambivalent about the whole thing, but of course she doesn't have a vote. Anyway, she came back with a joke that I imagine everyone else has already heard, but it amused me, amongst the amazement that my mum would even tell it to me:
Alex Salmond is talking to the Queen about what an independent Scotland will/would do about the position of Head of State:
“I’ll make Scotland a Kingdom and I’ll be the King”.
“No, I don’t like that,” says the Queen.
“Well then, I’ll make it a Principality and I’ll be the Prince.”
“No, I don’t like that,” says the Queen. “Make it a country.”
And in other news - yesterday I was like "Oh wow, they've discovered Franklin's ship!" Middle son said, "Er, what? Who?" and youngest son said "I saw that on the internet a couple of days ago, didn't take any notice. Who was Franklin and why were they looking for his ship?" To be fair I only know of him through the song (Lady Franklin's Lament) rather than any history lessons or general knowledge.