Calebowhunter, not to be critical, but I really believe you neglected the most important Scottish contribution. No not kilts, no not bagpipes.
Scotland gave the world the very best 007 James Bond - Sean Connery!!!!
LOL Sir Sean
So Calebowhunter points to one industry that scotland was best at and actually asks where American products were the envy of the world? Any causual reading of history will clue ya in. [/quote
You don't know yer history Your country is what 300 years old. I wasn't talking about 1 industry, where do you think everything was first build? Europe.Quote:
Oh I will give credit to scotland for it's single malt. I'm a hell of a fan, but those charred barrels the scots use actually come used from our Kentucky Bourbon distillers. Scotch has some Bourbon in it, so I guess that makes it okay. Maybe that's it's saving grace
Sorry dear but i think you will find we were making scotch WAYY before you were making bourbon. Theres a distillery near me and that brand is exported all over the world, scotch is the most famous whisky in the world a trademark of Scotland as are many things.Quote:
There was a time in this country (of course before I was born) when the USA produced some exceptionally fine products, everything from automobiles to precision scientific instruments. Nobody remembers when it was the USA who was the finest watch and clock producer, not the Swiss.
I'm sure the U.S has given the world fine products, as my dad has a harley, like i said - best bikes ever made. Though before the U.S was discovered we were on top with many industries and inventions as was all of Europe too.Quote:
I will give the scots another bit of credit. If it weren't for the vast majority of scottish citizens immigrating to the USA we probably wouldn't have had the workforce here to accomplish what we have over the last few centuries.
Yeah during the highland clearences that was when many thousands moved to the U.S because of the English invasion. But many Scots feel they pioneered the world, we have very intelligent people here, from famous engineers to scientists. Makes me very proud.
Especially for the size of this country, we've made a big impression in the world.