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    As somebody from a country with very low levels...

    As somebody from a country with very low levels of gun ownership, and extremely low levels of gun crime,(5 murders in 2011/12 and 11 attempted murders) I have read these pages with fascination. We...
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    Happy 4th of July

    As per the title: Happy independence day to all the folks of the U.S. Hopefully, us Scots will have our own independence shortly! Have a good one!:cheers:
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    Actually, it refers to the football (fitba in...

    Actually, it refers to the football (fitba in Scots or soccer in American!) team I support, Glasgow Celtic. It's pronounced with a soft c in the same way as The Boston Celtics. We wear green too!
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    Well, you get a pint for trying!:cheers: To scour...

    Well, you get a pint for trying!:cheers: To scour is indeed to scrub vigorously, but in a plumbing/heating context a scour is a drain cock. If you find language and words interesting, you should...
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    Over here, lagging is pipe insulation. An old lag...

    Over here, lagging is pipe insulation. An old lag is someone who has done gaol time. Not got a cue why though... Part of what interests me on this site is the use of different terminologies. Virtual...
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    We had a remarkable 16c today, or 61F. Remarkable...

    We had a remarkable 16c today, or 61F. Remarkable for Scotland in March anyway...
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    These 'biomass' boiler installations are becoming...

    These 'biomass' boiler installations are becoming increasingly popular in rural locations here due to government subsidy for low carbon heating and insanely high oil/LPG costs! In the towns and...
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    In some of the larger buildings, we have fan coil...

    In some of the larger buildings, we have fan coil units which are connected to both heated and chilled water pipework. That is generally how cooling is achieved, rather than ducted air supply,at...
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    I have never seen a domestic a/c fitted...

    I have never seen a domestic a/c fitted here,(apart from air source heat pumps,which can do cooling too) theres is just no need for it.(Unfortunately!) We just had a Trane dry air chiller fitted in...
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    Domestically speaking, over 95% of heating in...

    Domestically speaking, over 95% of heating in Scotland is boiler based with very few warm air units. The town I live in funnily enough is one of the "new towns" which were built or massively expanded...
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    Well, if the Scots stereotype is to be believed,...

    Well, if the Scots stereotype is to be believed, it's all about saving money! By the way, is your picture of a British cub scout? I used to wear a not too dissimilar uniform myself many moons ago!...
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    This is a really interesting thread. I may be...

    This is a really interesting thread. I may be quite sad thinking that, but hey ho! Over here, if there is a reported gas escape(in a domestic situation) our procedure would be to carry out a...
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    Unforunately you can't get beer in them here. I...

    Unforunately you can't get beer in them here. I know what you mean though. My wife is German, and when we visit the inlaws, I make a point of going to BK/McD/Pizza hut just for the novelty of good...
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    Funnily enough, the exact opposite is true over...

    Funnily enough, the exact opposite is true over here. Mickey Ds are almost universally minging and BK are usually top notch. Especially the crispy fries. mmm fries.
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    I use my season ticket for the mighty Glasgow...

    I use my season ticket for the mighty Glasgow Celtic, drink beer/whiskey/various others and play football. Or soccer as it may be known over there:grin2:
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    Cheers pal, a cheeky wee nip (or2) of Laphroaig...

    Cheers pal, a cheeky wee nip (or2) of Laphroaig single malt with my haggis,neeps(turnip) and tatties (potato). Can't beat it!:cheers:
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    Happy Burns Day!

    On the day when our first minister unveiled details of our long awaited independence referendum (305 years!!!!), it's good to think on what Rabbie Burns, our great poet, who was a supporter of the...
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    This is almost exactly the situation in Scotland...

    This is almost exactly the situation in Scotland too. The gas transporter is responsible up to the meter outlet. Downstream of the meter is the homeowners responsibility.
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    Wow. So am I to take it from that comment that poor Americans who cannot afford to choose health care are somehow a lesser class of citizen? Not true Americans? This is a great thread,very...
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    Well, it wouldn't be the first time I've been...

    Well, it wouldn't be the first time I've been called perverse:whistle: It actually depends on where you are. It varies between Laddie, lad or loddie. Scots is a very diverse language with vocabulary...
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    His name was John Paul Jones, born in...

    His name was John Paul Jones, born in Kirkcudbright (pronounced kirk-oo-bri) in the year 1747. In about 1772 he moved to Fredericksburg in the province of Virginia, and he served in the US...
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    Not knowing the regulations in the States, I...

    Not knowing the regulations in the States, I could not say if this was legal or not. However, over here appliances (older natural draught ones) can and are regularly range rated. An example would be...
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    And one of its first and most distinguished...

    And one of its first and most distinguished officers was a Scotsman! Happy birthday USN.
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    The family tree thing isn't massive here, but...

    The family tree thing isn't massive here, but some folk do it. My Dad traced our family back to the 15th century. I work in St Andrews, the home of golf. I must be the only guy there who doesn't...
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    Aye, Connery is from Edinburgh. Where was your...

    Aye, Connery is from Edinburgh. Where was your Grandad from?
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