Apart from his sexual success he's on a single social level as his friends, his qualifications is working course, his education is rudimental and his cleverness, compared to Tag Renton, on the lower level. Yet, he shows or rather showcases, flashes of knowledge and culture ("Well, non, non, non, Monsieur Renton. . . "253). Especially to win over women, he leaves his public Scottish history and performs the role of the helpful pseudo-educated Scot and invents his own ethnic background..