How thrifty are Scots?

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  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Since this involves money and I’m of Scottish descent I will share a few thoughts on Scottish thriftiness.

    Rumor has it copper wire was invented when 2 Scots found a penny.

    or the Grand Canyon was formed when a Scot dropped a nickel down a gopher hole....

    Two friends, one Irish and the other a Scot took a vacation in Mexico. They rented a car and then went to a cantina for lunch. They gorged on tacos, bean burritos and chimichangas then decided to take a drive into the desert.
    After a few hours the combination of Mexican food and Mother Nature began to take its effect and they desperately began to search for a bathroom. Finally they see a 2 seater outhouse in a field and they come to a screeching stop in front of it and rush in.
    As the Scot is dropping his pants a few coins fall out of his pocket and fall into the hole.
    After he finished, the Scot pulls 2 crisp $100 bills from his wallet and drops them in the hole.
    His Irish friend watches in horror and asks, “Why did you do that?”
    The Scot looks at him and replied, “ Surely you don’t think I’m going down there for just 15 cents, do ya?” C56A85E7-7CE4-406F-9747-5FF2BE580D6D.jpeg
     
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  3. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    A True Scot
    They say that a "True Scot" in North America is one whose ancestors came from Scotland - but who were born in North America to save the fare...
     
  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    My granddaddy told me when I was but a wee lad that I was half scotch and half bourbon.
     
  5. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    Yes. This is absolutely true. Just don't ask for rumours about the Welsh.
     
  6. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    im just filipino, american, and british
     
  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Chip, you're a gem........If a 'square head' (such as I) were to put forth such stories, he'd be ridiculed and admonished for political in-correctness. It's well nice to see someone still has a sense of humor and is able to poke a little fun at himself ........(good manners matter)


    BTW, I like Johnny Walker Red
     
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  8. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    When it gets cold in Scotland, the whole family gathers around the candle.

    When it gets really cold, they light it.
     
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  9. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I'm only part Scottish but I'll turn an almost empty bottle upside down so it drains into the almost full bottle. Can't let a drop go to waste. :)
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Love these guys.
     
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    What does a Scottish owl say?



    Hootman, Hootman
     
  13. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I heard the same story years ago except it was over a $20 bill. It shows what inflation has done to the value of money.
     
  14. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    ello mate im back. sry it's the brittish urge
     
  15. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    wait isnt disney movie "brave" in scotland setting
     
  16. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Brigadoon...........Cyd Charisse/Gene Kelly........

    Watched it last night. You can only imagine the 'howling' noted with my singing along.........
     
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  18. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    This Irishman loves poking a few jokes at the scots. what’s the difference between The Rolling Stones and a Scotsman? The Rolling Stones say hey you get offa my cloud. The Scotsman says hey McCloud get offa my ewe
     
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  19. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member


    Did you hear about the Irish gay couple? Michael Fitzpatrick and Patrick Fitzmichael

    also I wear this 1940 Irish half pound around my neck. Found it metal detecting. B5E415A4-15CE-41F8-BCEB-DBA8BE20A97A.jpeg
     
  20. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Bamned

    Only in Scotland could ya hae money called bodles, bawbees, hardheads, hatpieces crookstone dollars etc.
     
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