'Whit youse lookin' at ya bass?' was the quote from the head of operations at Grangemouth refinery today as the strike entered its second week.
The lack of refinement, due to the shutdown has led to unprecedented levels of rudeness and crass behaviour amongst the once amiable Scots.
'Ah'm gonna stick wan oan ye.' responded Alex Salmond when pushed on the matter at First Ministers Question Time' (now known as 'yon shtooshy')
The lack of refinement was also affecting Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who met with the Dalai Lama today and offered to 'Lay him oot'