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Scottish inventions

Postby Kay » Mon 19 Sep 2011 14:06 GMT

I was chatting to some people on another forum and I said that some Americans seem to think that they invented everything. What about the Scots?

One of the guys came back with this link for me:

http://www.magicdragon.com/Wallace/thingscot.html

Love it! :D
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Postby JJ » Mon 19 Sep 2011 22:05 GMT

Oh come onnnnnn! Any fule kno that television was invented by Vladimir Zworykin no matter how much the jocks go on about Logie Baird's stupid impractical spinning disk thingy.
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Postby ruggie » Tue 20 Sep 2011 17:20 GMT

Thanks for that. The entry for Saki (my favourite author during my schooldays, and still very high on my list - no wonder my poor Austenite English teacher despaired of me) led me to the full text of The Unrest Cure
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Postby Dave » Tue 20 Sep 2011 19:19 GMT

Saki's great - and a substantial swathe of his writings are available on gutenberg.org.

I didn't discover him until way past my (greatly extended) schooldays. I think I must have been in my mid-thirties when I read my first. Oh, for the wit of a Clovis Sangrail.
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