The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby PKMKII » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:33 pm

The Scots who immigrated to the U.S. to escape the economic desperation of the hills of Scotland. So they arrived in the U.S., took one look at the Appalachian Mountains, and went "Look! Isolated, unproductive hills with no chance of economic opportunity! Let's move there."

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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:36 pm

PKMKII wrote:The Scots who immigrated to the U.S. to escape the economic desperation of the hills of Scotland. So they arrived in the U.S., took one look at the Appalachian Mountains, and went "Look! Isolated, unproductive hills with no chance of economic opportunity! Let's move there."

:facepalm:

Whut? We gots potatoes!!
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby black bart » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:23 am

PKMKII wrote:The Scots who immigrated to the U.S. to escape the economic desperation of the hills of Scotland. So they arrived in the U.S., took one look at the Appalachian Mountains, and went "Look! Isolated, unproductive hills with no chance of economic opportunity! Let's move there."

:facepalm:


Yes but there was less chance of the English trying to kill them there.

The Welsh went to Patagonia in Argentina!!!!!
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:05 am

PKMKII wrote:The Scots who immigrated to the U.S. to escape the economic desperation of the hills of Scotland. So they arrived in the U.S., took one look at the Appalachian Mountains, and went "Look! Isolated, unproductive hills with no chance of economic opportunity! Let's move there."

:facepalm:

Garrison Keillor made a similar point about the Norwegians leaving Norway because it was horrible, cold, rocky and hard to farm. The liked Minnesota because it reminded them of home.
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby DavidH » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:12 am

But of course the original Scots came from Ireland. Then later on some of them went back and turned into Orangemen. Bad idea all round.

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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby black bart » Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:57 am

DavidH wrote:But of course the original Scots came from Ireland. Then later on some of them went back and turned into Orangemen. Bad idea all round.


You're already in trouble with the Welsh...I wouldn't upset the Scots as well!
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:41 pm

DavidH wrote:But of course the original Scots came from Ireland. Then later on some of them went back and turned into Orangemen. Bad idea all round.

You mean they went to Syracuse?
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby PKMKII » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:48 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:
PKMKII wrote:The Scots who immigrated to the U.S. to escape the economic desperation of the hills of Scotland. So they arrived in the U.S., took one look at the Appalachian Mountains, and went "Look! Isolated, unproductive hills with no chance of economic opportunity! Let's move there."

:facepalm:

Garrison Keillor made a similar point about the Norwegians leaving Norway because it was horrible, cold, rocky and hard to farm. The liked Minnesota because it reminded them of home.


Except for the ones that came here to Bay Ridge
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:56 am

And the ones that were arrested and sent here! Or the ones that sought gold, found California was full and came here instead.
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby PKMKII » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:13 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
DavidH wrote:But of course the original Scots came from Ireland. Then later on some of them went back and turned into Orangemen. Bad idea all round.

You mean they went to Syracuse?
The Orange Order is an organisation which protects the UK from the evils of Catholicism by invoking the name of a gay Dutchman who had no right to the throne in the first place. Every year they incite religious hatred and bigotry to celebrate a battle that happened back when your country still acknowledged the truth that it is nothing more than a colony.


You're just jealous that our revolution against the British actually worked. :whistle:
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby daftbeaker » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:30 am

PKMKII wrote:You're just jealous that our revolution against the British actually worked. :whistle:

The Scots had a rebellion against themselves? Revolt against the English, they are British.

United Kingdom = United States.
Britain = Contiguous United States (as the UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).
England, Scotland etc. = Texas, Ohio etc.

(And yes, I am probably being unnecessarily pedantic) :wink:
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby daftbeaker » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:49 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Dammit, can't you people follow instructions? You're supposed to be calling me names, not each other!

Bum face! Thistle muncher! :moon:
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby PKMKII » Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:27 am

Soccer hooligan?
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Re: The 'Insult a Scotsman' Game.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:25 pm

PKMKII wrote:Football hooligan?


Fixed.
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