Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This made me laugh. I am English BTW.

I saw some hoo-haa about the Americans getting England and Britain mixed up before Andy Murray (Scot & Brit) played Federer in the US Open. It happens all the time. I figure while it is insulting for British newscasters to get it wrong, it isn't that surprising that north Americans get confused in the heat of the moment.

Anyhoo--I lived in Scotland for 12 years so there isn't anything I haven't heard about the English but I thought this was pretty funny. From my friend Ally.

Hardy scots...

People in Southern England turn on the central heating
People in Edinburgh plant out bedding plants

Southerners shiver uncontrollably
Glaswegians sunbathe on the beach at Largs

Cars in the South of England refuse to start
People in Falkirk drive with their windows down

Southerners wear overcoats, gloves and woolly hats
Aberdonian men throw on a t-shirt; girls start wearing mini-skirts

Southerners begin to evacuate to the continent
People from Dundee swim in the River Tay at Broughty Ferry

Life in the South grinds to a halt
Inverness folk have the last BBQ before it gets cold

Life in the South ceases to exist
People in Dunfermline throw on a light jacket

Polar bears wonder if it's worth carrying on
Boy Scouts in Oban start wearing their long trousers

Santa Claus abandons North Pole
People in Stirling put on their 'long johns'

Alcohol freezes
Glaswegians get upset because all the pubs are shut

Microbial life starts to disappear
The cows in Dumfriesshire complain about farmers with cold hands

All atomic motion stops
Shetlanders stamp their feet and blow on their hands

Hell freezes over
Scotland will support England in the World cup


  1. LOL. This one made me laugh too. Thanx for sharing :)

  2. It even made me laugh so much I sent it to Uncle Stanley

  3. Let me know what Stanley thinks :)

  4. OMIGOSH! I laughed so hard I nearly spit coffee at my monitor! It's so true, isn't it? And we here on the Prairies (as in you, and I) can just about say the same things. Two years ago, coming from Ontario, we were traveling in March at -25 degrees. I had the kids and I in woolies right down to longjohns. We turned in to our new street in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and the kids were out playing *in their pants and skirts* on the road, with no jackets, hats, or anything!

    Last winter, my mom who lives in southern Ontario, told me it was "always at least -20, so I didn't get to church all winter!" I retorted, "it was -45 degrees out here for a month, and we didn't missed a week!" It just seemed, well, *normal* by last winter! :)

  5. ROFLOL. This was fantastic, Toni. Too funnu!