Joke (from a wee Scottish pal)

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Irish scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Irish, in the weeks that followed, an English archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the Sassenach Morning Herald read:

“English archaeologists, finding traces of 130-year-old copper wire,have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 30 years earlier than the Irish”.

One week later, the Banffshire Courier in Buckie, Scotland, reported the following:

“After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Enzie, Banffshire, Jock Broon, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that heΒ found absolutely fuck all.

“Jock has therefore concluded that 130 years ago, Scotland had already gone wireless.”

Author: janh1

Part-time hedonist.

7 thoughts on “Joke (from a wee Scottish pal)”

  1. Ha ha Janh1, but if you reversed the order of discovery would it not more properly appropriate that Eureka feeling to the Irish! (I’m sure John Mackie would agree.)

  2. Greetings, John. Oh I was just amused, as was my pal, a Glasgow girl, as was her cousin who sent it.

    If anyone’s going to be offended surely it should be me as a Welsh woman because apparently the Welsh couldn’t even be bothered to dig! But it’s very difficult to offend the Welsh.

    Thanks for the Beanbean link!

    πŸ™‚ PG. Not totally sure about that…

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