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Overheard the other day: "I've told you before - stop swearing in front of the kids, for fuck's sake." Your tales of double standards please.

(, Thu 19 Feb 2009, 12:21)
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The scotch
where to begin?

If you've ever spent any time on an internet forum discussing sport then you can't have failed to notice the scotch brandishing the English arrogant and claiming that 1966 (and all that) will be brought up by the arrogant English commentator within 5 minutes regardless of what teams are on the pitch. Apparently reference, real or imagined, to past glories is unacceptable.

Now, how many times on news or history forums have I come across the scotch mentioning that they invented the television and the telephone? Pretty much daily.

The fact that they invented neither doesn't appear to matter...
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 1:14, 22 replies)
The Scottish...
...they sure get pissed off when you confuse their name with that of a popular alcoholic drink!
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 1:41, closed)
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 1:47, closed)
Scotch is a drink,
not a nationality!
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 2:49, closed)
made by
the scotch.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 9:06, closed)
'i like this'...
for the beautifully antagonistic use of the word 'scotch' :)
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 2:59, closed)
The irony
of complaining that the English bring up past glories, while singing a national anthem which is basically "The Day We Beat The English" is not lost on me.

(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 8:45, closed)
I felt
a mild level of annoyance until I read this reply and had a massive late-night lol :P
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 3:03, closed)
I can feel the anger burning away inside me. the majority of Scottish people are not like that. Fair enough, when it comes to supporting our country in football or rugby we can be a little over patriotic especially since they usually play shite but whats wrong with suppoting the underdog?
To be honest, when ur country has a city considered the stab capital for Europe and our levels of heart disease, cancer and obeasity are through the roof. You cant blame us for trying to big up some of the great things that happened. Besides, finding out your info from a history forum will not give u a present day view of Scotland.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 12:31, closed)
Exhibit A m'lud

"Scotland’s impressive record of inventions – such as the decimal point, criminal fingerprinting, the ultrasound scanner, television and the telephone."

The decimal fucking point??? Lolz.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 12:45, closed)
Fuck yeah
We invented everything. Not on the list, but we invented:

Chips n cheese
(, Tue 24 Feb 2009, 5:55, closed)
Nor will
Learning your english from a chav assist you in making a point on this website.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 13:07, closed)
^^ yes they are!
All of the Scottish people I've had the pleasure to live and work with would never, never cheer England on, at any sport, and yet most English sports fans would cheer the Scots on happily, so long as they're not playing England..

Is it to do with the third verse of God Save the Queen? (It goes on about crushing rebellious Scots, I seem to remember)
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 11:13, closed)
It ain't just 1966...
I was watching a Brazil match during the last world cup, when the (English) commentator made the observation that it was like having "eleven 'Wayne Rooney's on the pitch." Errrr, no, it's more like having the full Brazilian team on the pitch, you tea-swilling, bowler-hat-wearing, cricket-obsessed bawbag.

English football commentators give the rest of the country a bad name.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 16:52, closed)
You're quite right
Brazil are nowhere near as good as eleven Wayne Rooneys.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 18:55, closed)
My Dad
Goes on about it all the time "all you ever hear is 1966...."

I'm not that way inclined, but he IS right. It's not really appropriate when there are 3 other nations watching world cup coverage who are sick of hearing it, you know. Plus, you should hear him when the BBC weather map stops at carlisle! Oh!
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 3:06, closed)
Baird invented the "Television"
which was used exclusively for about 10 minutes before the Italians got there with a much better system, after which point both systems were used simultaneously. Then Baird's one was phased out for being utterly crap.
So Television had already passed its way into common parlance to mean "the picture-radio".

Telephone I have no idea about, I thought they did invent it.

They also invented the Fax machine (Wick) and the pneumatic tyre (a guy from Stonehaven).
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 16:51, closed)
A scot was AMONG the early pioneers
of the telephone - that makes it a scotch invention apparently.

Thing is, England DID win the World Cup, no doubt about it, but if we happen to mention that, we're arrogant bastards.
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 19:41, closed)
No, the English football team won the world cup
'England' just sat on it's collective arse and watched the match on TV - it's hardly 'winning the world cup', is it? The only people who should be allowed to boast about it are the footballers who actually played in the fucking match.
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 23:19, closed)
Reminds me of this:
(, Tue 24 Feb 2009, 0:11, closed)
More hypocrisy
"Scotland’s impressive record of inventions"

I'm quoting your "government"'s website by the way.
(, Tue 24 Feb 2009, 9:04, closed)
The irony...
...of an apparently rabidly patriotic Englishman who can't speak English is beautiful.

"[Y]ou can't have failed to notice the scotch brandishing the English arrogant..." Where can I get an English arrogant? I want one to brandish next time I'm watching sport.
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 20:01, closed)
well spotted.
(, Tue 24 Feb 2009, 9:06, closed)

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