Who’s Like the Scots?

“The average Englishman, in his home he calls his castle, puts on his national costume – A shabby Raincoat patented by Charles MacIntosh of Glasgow, Scotland.

“He drives a car fitted with tires invented by John Boyd Dunlop of Dreghorn, Scotland.

“At the office he receives his mail with adhesive stamps which, although they bear the queen of England’s head, they were invented by John Chambers of Dundee, Scotland.

“During the day he uses the telephone, Invented by Alexander Graham Bell of Edinburgh, Scotland.

“At home in the evening he watches his daughter ride her bicycle, invented by Kilpatrick MacMillan, A Blacksmith from Dumfries, Scotland.

“He watches the news on television which was invented by John Logie Baird of Helensburough Scotland and hears an item about the U.S. Navy founded by John Paul Jones of Kirkbean, Scotland.

“He has now been reminded too much of Scotland and in desperation picks up the Bible, only to find that the first man mentioned in the good book is a Scot – King James VI – who authorized it’s translation.

“No where can an Englishman turn to escape the ingenuity of the Scots, he could take to drink but the Scots make the finest in the world, he could take a rifle and end it all but the breech-loading rifle was invented by Captain Patrick Ferguson of Pitfours, Scotland.

“If he escaped death, he could find himself on an operating table, being injected with Penicillin, discovered by Alexander Flemming of Darvel, Scotland, and given an anesthetic, discovered by Sir James Young Simpson of Bathgate, Scotland.

“Out of the anesthetic he would find no comfort in learning that he was as safe as the Bank Of England which was founded by William Patterson of Dumfries, Scotland.

“Perhaps his only hope would be to get a transfusion of good SCOTTISH Blood!”

35 Great Quotes About Scotland and the Scots

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