You'd think that an economist would know the difference between the author of The Wealth of Nations and the writer of Auld Lang's Syne.
You expect it even more is said economist were a Scot.
Even further if said said was the well briefed on Homecoming Year.
Yet somehow the First Minister Alex Salmond got these two mixed up as to what former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was coming to Scotland to give a lecture on.
For the record this is Burns Scotland's bard.
This is Adam Smith one of the founders of Economics as we know it today.
However, as this one appears on a Bank of England note the MP for Banff and Buchan may not have seen it much as he rarely turns up at Westminster these days.