Things I Love About My Country #2: Inventions

Steve:

Another great list from Suzie. My one will follow soon…

Originally posted on Suzie81 Speaks:

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I’ve teamed up with the lovely Steve Says to compile a set of comparison lists about why we love our countries. He’s Scottish, I’m English and even though we are both currently part of the United Kingdom we thought that it might be fun to see the differences between the two…

This week’s subject is inventions and their inventors. I had to be careful on this one – England has produced some of the greatest scientist in the history of the world – Sir Isaac Newton, Ernest Rutherford, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Stephen Hawking to name just a few, but these didn’t invent anything as such, they were able to discover and explain the universe around them.

1. The World Wide Web (not to be confused with the Internet): Created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web is a system of interlinked hypertext documents that can be accessed through…

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10 Things I Love About My Country #2: Inventors & Inventions

Steve:

I am so pleased that we have a new entry into the “why I love my country” posts. This is a brilliant post I love it. If America had castles then it would be almost a perfect country ;)

Originally posted on O Pie-oneers!:

Suzie from England and Steve from Scotland are on a joint mission to share their appreciation of various aspects of their respective countries, which are currently still both part of the same sovereign state of the United Kingdom. Suzie very kindly invited me to tag along even though the US isn’t even part of the Commonwealth. The first series was about music by English and Scottish acts. This week’s vector of appreciation is our favorite inventions from our respective countries. But first, a quick chart to elucidate geographical nomenclature for my fellow Americans, because I know it confused the hell out of me before I looked it up.

United Kingdom British Isles Great Britain

(Island of)      Ireland

England

x

x x
Scotland

x

x x
Wales

x

x x
Northern Ireland

x

x

x

Republic of Ireland x*

x

*Apparently the Republic of Ireland is not fond of this? I…

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United We Stand: 10 Things I Love About My Country #1: Music…

Steve:

I take it all back – sorry world haha. ‘mon the Scots ;)

Originally posted on Steve Says...:

scotland_640As it’s coming closer to the Vote For Independence campaign in Scotland I’ve teamed up with Suzie81 Speaks to compile a list of 10 things we love about our own country. She loves England (for some reason) and I love Scotland. Politics aside, let’s enjoy our country!

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10 Things I Love About My Country #1: Music

Steve:

Check out Suzie’s counter argument in our “I heart my country” series…she’s got some brilliant choices but sadly no Chas & Dave :(

Originally posted on Suzie81 Speaks:

I’ve teamed up with the lovely Steve from Steve Says to compile a comparison set of lists about why we love our country. He’s Scottish, I’m English, and even though we are currently both part of the United Kingdom we thought it might be fun to see the differences between the two…

Our first topic in the series is Music.

I’m proud to be English, and I’m proud that England has produced some of the greatest musicians and songwriters of all time. Steve’s list was very patriotic, but I couldn’t stomach listing things like ‘Pomp and Circumstance,’ and ‘Jerusalem’ – they’re brilliant pieces of music and I’m always uplifted when I hear them, but I wanted to branch out a little. My list (that isn’t in any particular order) represents songs that I feel are quintessentially part of English culture and performed by English artists.

1. Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen

This…

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If George Osborne Is Getting The Bus To Aberdeen Then He Needs To Read This…

Steve:

Since I’m in a Scottish mood here’s a post I did earlier this year…

Originally posted on Steve Says...:

WAIT AND SEE: An artist’s impression of how Chancellor George Osborne could look waiting for a bus to meet Alex Salmond in Aberdeen. Artwork by Mhorvan Park

WAIT AND SEE: An artist’s impression of how Chancellor George Osborne could look waiting for a bus to meet Alex Salmond in Aberdeen. Artwork by Mhorvan Park

ALEX SALMOND BUYS BUS TICKET FOR GEORGE OSBORNE TO TRAVEL TO ABERDEEN as reported in the Evening Express on 21st February

Being a frequent user of public transport  I have some advice that I would like to offer the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he uses his ticket to come to the Granite City.

This advice is not just for MPs but for anyone who travels on public transport.

Be prepared…

Okay, so you’ve checked the timetable and you now know when the bus is due to arrive. You’ve checked where the nearest bus stop is and worked out what time you should leave so you can get to the bus stop in plenty time and you’ve then walked all the way to the…

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