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#820938 - Wed Sep 05 2012 06:42 AM Scotsman
ren33 Offline

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12525
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
A Scotsman and his wife walked past a swanky new restaurant last night...

"Did you smell that food?" she asked... "Incredible!"

Being the 'Kind Hearted Scotsman', he thought,

"What the heck, I'll treat her!"

..... So they walked past it again...
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

#822108 - Mon Sep 10 2012 01:07 PM Re: Scotsman
tjoebigham Offline

Registered: Sat Dec 25 1999
Posts: 2824
Loc: Fairhaven Massachusetts USA   
The reputation for Scotsmen being miserly also gave rise to one of our most renowned brand names. Over at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in 1925 Richard Drew created masking tape to help car painters do neat painting jobs. Trouble was, they put the adhesive on the edges of the tape to make it easier to fact, it kept falling off! Legend has it that one enraged painter returned his tape, yelling, (wait for it) "Take this tape back to your Scotch bosses and tell them to put more adhesive on it!"

Yep, that's how we got Scotch tape!



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