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Outlander fans poke fun at author after confusing 'Scotch bonnet' tweet

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Outlander fans and Scots were quick to poke fun at Outlander author Diana Gabaldon after a mix-up regarding Scottish terminology on Twitter.The American author, best known for writing the series of novels set in Scotland that have sold over 25 million copies worldwide, took to the social media website to respond to a fan who had a question about an episode of the television series based on the books.In the episode, one of the characters wears a traditional Scottish hat.

Seeking further information, the Twitter user wrote: "The hat he’s wearing as he looks up at Claire. To me It looks like something out of Peaky Blinders. "Could be wrong.

I remember Charles 3 wearing one shooting grouse in Scotland. "Not sure whether hat is supposed to be contemporary 1945 or contemporaneous.

It happened so quickly."In response, Gabaldon tweeted: "If you mean the ghost, he's wearing a Scotch bonnet (yes, I do mean Scotch) with a feather in it--very traditional (hence the "Scotch" -- EVERYONE (including all the Scots) used that term until the SNP got into power in the mid-20th c.)." It wasn't long before fellow Twitter users were quick to correct the author for a number of errors made in the tweet.

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