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Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:58 pm

The lady on the right was Charlotte Bronte, and you are right about Charlotte Dundas....I have just got there...by dint of cutting her off Bronte and googling her.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:54 pm

Yes indeed! :clap:

Charlotte Dundas, who like Charlotte Bronte died in 1855, had one or possibly two steamboats named after her.

The first boat caused waves that damaged the banks of the Clyde. The second is the well known one. It was more successful, but again there were concerns about the waves damaging the riverbank, and it too ceased operation.

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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:16 am

B, C, D, P and S, and C, F, L and T are almost uniquely Scottish. But what are they and why have I split them into two groups?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby CharlesT » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:57 am

Glengavel wrote:B, C, D, P and S, and C, F, L and T are almost uniquely Scottish. But what are they and why have I split them into two groups?

Without troubling my diminishing faculties I'm going to guess they are foods, split to savoury and sweet. :lol:
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:56 am

Sorry, no, not foodstuffs. Although one of them is phonetically linked to a variety of foodstuff.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:27 am

I think they are fauna and flora

Bonxie,Corncrake, Dotterel, Ptarmigan and Skua (bonxie again) and Cloudberry, Fir, Larch and Thistle
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:40 am

Sorry, no.

I should make it clear that B, C, D, P, S, C, F, L and T are all the same thing.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:23 pm

Are they train codes, some going north and some south?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Sgurr wrote:Are they train codes, some going north and some south?


Afraid not.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby rohan » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:59 pm

Glengavel wrote:B, C, D, P and S, and C, F, L and T are almost uniquely Scottish. But what are they and why have I split them into two groups?


I note you say almost so...

Ben or Bheinn, Carn, Druim, Pap, Sgurr all gaelic names for hill, mountain or ridge and above the HBF

The others including 2 that are not uniquely Scottish are below the HBF Cairnsmore, Fell, Law, T...oh dear, my theory comes unstuck unless I've missed a name, Tap of the Noth being above the HBF.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:30 pm

No, sorry, but you're on the right lines with geographical features.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:05 pm

Glengavel wrote:B, C, D, P and S, and C, F, L and T are almost uniquely Scottish. But what are they and why have I split them into two groups?


Beauly, Cromarty, Dornoch, Pentland and Solway, and Clyde, Forth, Lorn and Tay are all firths - and are not quite uniquely Scottish, because the Solway is shared with England. But I’m probably on the wrong lines because I have no idea about the two groups!

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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby LobeyD » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:21 pm

Think HMHT has it and the groups are Something Firth and Firth of Something.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:31 pm

I think I need to award you the prize. But I'll leave the answer to the 'grouping' puzzle until tomorrow. It's not a geographical or otherwise physical attribute.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:07 am

Oops sorry - missed LobeyD's post,which is correct. For some reason Lorn, Clyde, Forth and Tay are "Firths of XXXX", and all the rest are "XXXX Firths".

According to Wikipedia there are only three non-Scottish firths, aside from the Solway Firth.

I'll let LobeyD and HMHT come to a gentlemen's arrangement for next turn!
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