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BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?

Ed T 27 Feb 10 - 07:15 PM
Paco O'Barmy 27 Feb 10 - 07:30 PM
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Dave MacKenzie 27 Feb 10 - 07:34 PM
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Ebbie 27 Feb 10 - 09:24 PM
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3refs 27 Feb 10 - 10:02 PM
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MGM·Lion 28 Feb 10 - 12:39 AM
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Jack Campin 28 Feb 10 - 05:45 AM
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Subject: BS: What did the Scotland ever do for us?
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:15 PM

Outside of recreation persuits, like scotch, plad skirts, a queen called Mary, Haggas, curling and golf.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Paco O'Barmy
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:30 PM

They gave us unintelligible TV presenters!


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From: akenaton
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:33 PM

Page 1 of 3,000,097.

Anaesthetics
Beta-blockers
Bicycles
Cash credit
Colour photography
Cotton-reel threads
Continuous electric light
Criminal finger-printing
Decimal points
Fax machines
Financial services by telephone
Fountain pens
Electro-magnetism
Hollow pipe drainage
Hypodermic syringes
Insulin
Kaleidoscopes
Lime cordial
Motor insurance
Noble gases
Paraffin
Postage stamps
Quinine
Radar
Reflecting telescopes
Retail banking
Savings banks
Tarmac
Ultrasound scanners
Universal standard time
Vacuum flasks
Waterproof mackintoshes
Wave-powered electricity generators
Folk Music.... :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:34 PM

Legitimised the Mediaeval English monarchy on several occasions.

Brought Christianity to the Northern British and English.

Invented macadamised roads, macintoshes, telephones, televisions etc.

Taught the English how to play Association and Rugby Football.

Gave the Hannoverian army practice at fighting against armies who wouldn't stand still and let themselves be shot at.

Founded the Bank of England.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: akenaton
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:36 PM

Good man yersell Jock....stick it up them!!:0)


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: akenaton
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:39 PM

Paco....as opposed tae unintelligent English wans?


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:42 PM

We're assuming, possibility without justification, that the "us" in the thread title is the Anglo-Saxons. Maybe it's the Ferengi.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:44 PM

Insulin?
And , I thought it was a Canadian invention....never woulda thunk it.

Folk music...wasn't that more of an Irish thing?   Maybe t'wasan't?


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:47 PM

Anaesthetics ....well I already listed scotch.

Cash Credit, I thought the Scots liked to keep their money?


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:50 PM

macintoshes, you mean the apples?


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: GUEST,Devon
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:58 PM

They showed us that passionate cultural nationalism allied with inclusive eurocentric politics can win votes, and can win friends, and can inspire others to think about maybe going after the same goal ...


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 08:12 PM

How about inventing an actual use for fog lights?


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: akenaton
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 08:26 PM

"They showed us that passionate cultural nationalism allied with inclusive eurocentric politics can win votes, and can win friends, and can inspire others to think about maybe going after the same goal ... "

Dunno' aboot that wan!...eh Jock?


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 08:39 PM

Fascism (thanks to Carlyle)

Pearl Harbor (thanks to Thomas Glover helping Japanese industrialization)

Institutional torture in East Africa and the Persian Gulf (Ian Henderson in Kenya and Bahrain)

One of the UK's leading mass murderers (Thomas Hamilton) and two of its leading serial killers (Dennis Nilsen and Ian Brady)

Dubya's favourite catamite Tony Blair


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: GUEST,Devon
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 08:43 PM

For the neutral - an intriguing (and often tragic) annual rugby encounter between the Scots and the Italians.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: freda underhill
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 09:02 PM

Napoleon was a Scot


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 09:24 PM

And the bagpipes. Although Mick Moloney says that the pipes were invented by the Irish and given by them to the Scots. As a joke. It was a joke.. lol


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 09:40 PM

I thought the Scotti WERE Irish....


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Gurney
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 09:52 PM

Motor vehicle tyres.

They're also pretty good at spelling English AND dialect English, unlike Ed T.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: 3refs
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 10:02 PM

As a Canadian, we'll start with our first Prime Minister and just go from there!
The countless frustrations, the tens of thousands of dollars spent, the countless hours spent travelling, the hangovers and lets not forget the odd wild animal or two! I don't think I'll ever forgive them for "GOLF"!


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 10:28 PM

Craig Ferguson! And, Sean Connery!

And, various great-grandparents and farther back, of my family.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 10:36 PM

They're also pretty good at spelling English AND dialect English, unlike Ed T.

I protest, that I resemble that remark...and I am tyred of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Neil D
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 10:50 PM

David Hume


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 12:03 AM

My great-grandparents on my father's side and. . . .

Voila!!   Here I am!!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 12:39 AM

PENICILLIN sez the doctor; PENICILLIN sez the nurse...


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: akenaton
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 04:36 AM

Yes...I'm afraid Jack' right, the fact that Blair was born in Edinburgh, cancels out the 3,000,097 pages of good things Scots have given the world :0(

I shall noo walk oot intae the loch till ma bunnet floats!


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: bill\sables
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 05:06 AM

Gordon Brown


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 05:13 AM

Robert Burns


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 05:45 AM

William McGonagall


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 06:38 AM

A vastly underrated comedy series on British telly called, 'Still Game' about two Glaswegian pensioners. One of my all time favourites!


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 06:45 AM

The Tollhouse
Burke and Hare
Glencoe


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 07:03 AM

Burke and Hare were Irish immigrants. There was a book a few years ago by Owen Dudley Edwards which took on the unlikely task of defending Burke as a misunderstood victim of anti-Irish prejudice.

Substitute Bible John and Peter Manuel.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 08:34 AM

I believe it was a Scot who invented the chronometer. Up until his time they had no idea about longitude.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 08:42 AM

John Harrison (1693-1776)

The longitude problem was eventually solved by a working class joiner from Lincolnshire with little formal education. John Harrison took on the scientific and academic establishment of his time and won the longitude prize through extraordinary mechanical insight, talent and determination.

Harrison was born in Foulby, near Wakefield, in Yorkshire in 1693 but his family moved to Barrow, in Lincolnshire, when he was quite young. His father was a carpenter and John followed in the family trade. He built his first longcase clock in 1713, at the age of 20. The mechanism was made entirely from wood, which was not a curious choice of material for a joiner. Three of Harrison's early wooden clocks have survived; the first (1713) is in London, at the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers' Collection in Guildhall;. the second (1715), is in the Science Museum; the third (1717) is at Nostell Priory in Yorkshire.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 08:56 AM

Robin Hall and Jimmy MacGregor, whose appearance each evening on the Tonight programme gave me and my musical partners the basis of our original repertoire.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Paco O'Barmy
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 09:20 AM

On the plus side they did produce Bon Scott and Angus Young...


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Paco O'Barmy
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 09:21 AM

But could you PLEASE repatriate Lorraine Kelly!


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 10:06 AM

Sir Alexander MacKenzie

Alexander MacKenzie

Sir Wiiliam Lyon MacKenzie

ok, I'm cheating. I've already nominated them as three great Canadians.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Will Fly
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 11:09 AM

Oor Wullie and the Broons. D.C. Thompson comics. One set of great-great-grandparents for me and a Glaswegian primary school education...


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: MAG
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 11:24 AM

a buncha ancestors for me, too --


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Gutcher
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 11:24 AM

BLATR??

    If a RAT be born in a stable that does not make it a

    horse.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 11:27 AM

Blair - a battlefield (Gaelic)


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 11:28 AM

Of course Gordon Brown was a great 2nd row for Scotland and the Lions. Greatly missed when he died.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 12:35 PM

Susan Boyle


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From: gnu
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 02:23 PM

HAGGIS! The bastards!


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From: GUEST,Jimmy
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 02:33 PM

Jimmy Shand


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From: bobad
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 02:47 PM

Bruce Murdoch


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: alanabit
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 02:50 PM

Penicillin. Sir Alexander Fleming.
I also believe that the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes was an Edinburgh doctor.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Paco O'Barmy
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 03:03 PM

Rab C Nesbitt.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 03:22 PM

Hey gnu, you're just jealous.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: The Villan
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 03:33 PM

Midges. Newver drop yur trousers in the middle of a forest up there.

Quote
Gordon Brown
End of quote

Well you can have that twat back today.

They allowed us to nick their best beef and oil :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: gnu
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 03:56 PM

Yeah, Dave... yer just gelatinous... yeeccchhh!


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Rowan
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 04:12 PM

I believe it was a Scot who invented the chronometer. Up until his time they had no idea about longitude.

The latter statement is not quite true. John gave the good oil on Harrison's invention of the chronometer but it was "only" a more accurate method of measuring time. Until then, the most accurate measurement of time, available at sea, required rather abstruse astronomical calculations; they were used to calculate longitude, about which they had very good ideas but inadequate technology.

Penicillin. Sir Alexander Fleming.

Also only partly true. Fleming's 1929 paper identified penicillin as antibiotic in vitro but he was unable to extract it. It was four years of work (from 1939 on) by Florey's team (including Chain and Heatley) that got it to the stage where it could be used.

Fleming, Florey and Chain got the Nobel, while Heatley (who invented the deep fermentation process used to produce it in bulk) got Oxford's first Honorary Doctorate in Medicine. "Without Fleming there'd be no Chain, without Chain there'd be no Florey, without Florey there'd be no Heatley and without Heatley there'd be no penicillin."

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Tangledwood
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 04:37 PM

They gave us deep fried Mars Bars and battered and fried pizzas.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: kendall
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 04:38 PM

Wrong again. I love mudcat; for one thing, I enjoy learning and that happens every day here. Thanks for the correction; don't know how I came to that conclusion. In any case, he probably had Scottish friends!


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 05:10 PM

All the best people have Cap'n


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 08:11 PM

We invented ice-hockey. First recorded game was on the Forth, 1607.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 08:17 PM

"We invented ice-hockey. First recorded game was on the Forth, 1607"


and, to clean off the ice in that the first 1607 hockey game, they used a Zamboni, pulled by a sheep.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 08:21 PM

Well, to be truthful, the first Zamboni was named after a scotsman.
It was called MacHinery.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: akenaton
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 04:29 AM

Curling......at the edges.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: GUEST,Bill the Collie
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 05:01 AM

Ye Krankies



But, sadly, not Ye Chuckle Bros


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Davetnova
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 05:10 AM

One that always intrigues me is that English was the official language of the Scottish court a hundred years before it became the official language of England.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 05:52 AM

To distinguish it from Irish. The earliest known Scottish languages were British and the Pictish languages.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Stu
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 07:05 AM

Fish, the brilliant singer/songerwriter not the wet flappy things wot live in the sea.

The Isle of Lewis chessmen.

The Orkney Islands.

The Scottish Whelks sold in my local fishmongers.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 07:56 AM

Pontius Pilate
The Alexander Brothers


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 08:11 AM

The excellent produce of the 12 men o' Tain


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 08:14 AM

I'll drink to that - slainte mhor!


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 08:21 AM

Tennent's Lager Lovelies


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Gurney
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 09:25 PM

Pontius Pilate, Jack? Who does he fly for?


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Bert
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 10:41 PM

Lewis chessmen Great one Sugarfoot.

On a personal note there was this Boilermaker named Dick Ferrie who taught me an awful lot about my trade.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Ed T
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 10:44 PM

Invented finnan haddie.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 04:39 AM

Caboc
Arbroath Smokies
Plain loaf
Aberdeen Butteries
Jethart Snails
Hawick Balls
Berwick Cockles
McCowans Toffee
Irn Bru
Ayrshire Bacon
Edinburgh Rock
Munros
Corbetts
Lanark Blue
Belhaven Export
Caol Isla
Hamish Henderson
Dolly Varden


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 09:55 AM

I thought for a mo I was gonna get to the end without ANYONE MENTIONING WHISKY! Blimey, it was my first thought and they can keep all the rest.
Wheres me bottle?
Al


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 12:22 PM

Lorne Sausage


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From: GUEST,Doc John
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 12:21 PM

Isla StClair
Haggis
Maxwell's equations
Midges
The Broons
Oor Willie
Dandy and Beano
Red Hair
John Smith (we got Bliar instead)
Christine Kidd
Rory & Alex McEwan
Jimmy Miller's new name
Iron Brew


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: robomatic
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 05:38 PM

I thought the Scots gave us breakfast


The most important meal of the day.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: robomatic
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 05:46 PM

Not to mention John Napier, Baron of Merchiston, who first propounded the discovery of 'logarithms', which has great significance to our forum here, for who amongst us has not had great need to 'log-a-rhythm' now and then?


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 06:02 PM

The Scots beat hell out of the invading English on a few occasions. I think that deserves some measure of gratitude from the world at large. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 06:25 PM

They did stay north of the border.......until Blair and Brown that is....

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: The Villan
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 06:27 PM

Send em back. They have bankrupted England.

That will teach us for stealing their oil.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 06:50 PM

I could be wrong ( I was once ) but I have heard that Pontius Pilate was born in Scotland...his father was a soldier at Hadrian's Wall apparently.

Any confirmation of this rumour ?

AD


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 07:15 PM

Yup... he was in the squadron of fallen archers and snuck over the wall an him an his Daddy made off an got ta go on ta make proper boots fer tha Roamens sos they could walk leagueons on their conquests.


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 07:31 PM

Hadrian's Wall wasn't built till much later, and Fortingall is far north of it. A quick google will tell you the story.

Let's hear it for Scotland's contribution to visual art: the Holyrood royal portrait gallery and the Singing Butler.


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