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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
akenaton 27 Feb 10 - 07:33 PM
Dave MacKenzie 27 Feb 10 - 07:34 PM
akenaton 27 Feb 10 - 07:36 PM
akenaton 27 Feb 10 - 07:39 PM
Dave MacKenzie 27 Feb 10 - 07:42 PM
Ed T 27 Feb 10 - 07:44 PM
Ed T 27 Feb 10 - 07:47 PM
Ed T 27 Feb 10 - 07:50 PM
GUEST,Devon 27 Feb 10 - 07:58 PM
Ed T 27 Feb 10 - 08:12 PM
akenaton 27 Feb 10 - 08:26 PM
Jack Campin 27 Feb 10 - 08:39 PM
GUEST,Devon 27 Feb 10 - 08:43 PM
freda underhill 27 Feb 10 - 09:02 PM
Ebbie 27 Feb 10 - 09:24 PM
Rapparee 27 Feb 10 - 09:40 PM
Gurney 27 Feb 10 - 09:52 PM
3refs 27 Feb 10 - 10:02 PM
katlaughing 27 Feb 10 - 10:28 PM
Ed T 27 Feb 10 - 10:36 PM
Neil D 27 Feb 10 - 10:50 PM
Don Firth 28 Feb 10 - 12:03 AM
MGM·Lion 28 Feb 10 - 12:39 AM
akenaton 28 Feb 10 - 04:36 AM
bill\sables 28 Feb 10 - 05:06 AM
John MacKenzie 28 Feb 10 - 05:13 AM
Jack Campin 28 Feb 10 - 05:45 AM
GUEST,Shimrod 28 Feb 10 - 06:38 AM
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Jack Campin 28 Feb 10 - 07:03 AM
GUEST,kendall 28 Feb 10 - 08:34 AM
John MacKenzie 28 Feb 10 - 08:42 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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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
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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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: gnu
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 02:23 PM

HAGGIS! The bastards!


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
From: GUEST,Jimmy
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 02:33 PM

Jimmy Shand


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Subject: RE: BS: What did the Scots ever do for us?
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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