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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:45 pm

Very ingenious, but no. I think Paisley gave the pattern its name, not the pattern Paisley...but I may be mistaken.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:26 am

The name goes "Given(Christian) name P surname"
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:36 pm

P is incredibly versatile and for a while brightened up life.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:20 pm

Sgurr wrote:Hope this might encourage other people back to replace rohan


P. was discovered by someone to whom it later gave its name


I don't usually do this thread. Living in Birmingham I'm not really immersed in the culture and history of Scotland... wish I knew more...

But is this James "Paraffin" Young of Glasgow, the discovery of paraffin, and his part in the world's first oil refinery in Bathgate?

PS CharlesT, if you are taking a look at all, I noticed your earlier reference to the Illiad. My daughter carries it everywhere: it is by far her favourite book.

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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:32 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:
Sgurr wrote:Hope this might encourage other people back to replace rohan


P. was discovered by someone to whom it later gave its name


I don't usually do this thread. Living in Birmingham I'm not really immersed in the culture and history of Scotland... wish I knew more...

But is this James "Paraffin" Young of Glasgow, the discovery of paraffin, and his part in the world's first oil refinery in Bathgate?

PS CharlesT, if you are taking a look at all, I noticed your earlier reference to the Illiad. My daughter carries it everywhere: it is by far her favourite book.

tim


Well done 1/2 man 1/2 titanium. Over to you to set the next question. Can be on anything Scottish,place, person, art, science, song.ANYTHING with a Scots connection.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:18 pm

Sgurr wrote:
HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:
Sgurr wrote:Hope this might encourage other people back to replace rohan


P. was discovered by someone to whom it later gave its name


I don't usually do this thread. Living in Birmingham I'm not really immersed in the culture and history of Scotland... wish I knew more...

But is this James "Paraffin" Young of Glasgow, the discovery of paraffin, and his part in the world's first oil refinery in Bathgate?

PS CharlesT, if you are taking a look at all, I noticed your earlier reference to the Illiad. My daughter carries it everywhere: it is by far her favourite book.

tim


Well done 1/2 man 1/2 titanium. Over to you to set the next question. Can be on anything Scottish,place, person, art, science, song.ANYTHING with a Scots connection.


Thanks, I will give this a try, see if it is of interest to anyone.

Pioneering work at H A E E S near A developed something called H, then A, and now usually known as S.

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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:15 am

Can't get all of it but I believe we have HM Antisubmarine Experimental Establishment at Fairlie and Harbour Defence System?, ASDIC and SONAR. Is the A Arran? Relocated from Portland during the second world war.

(Your daughter clearly has good taste, she should seek out Alice Oswald's "Memorial" a narrative poem translation/re-telling of The Illiad which has much to commend it.)
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:17 am

CharlesT wrote:Can't get all of it but I believe we have HM Antisubmarine Experimental Establishment at Fairlie and Harbour Defence System?, ASDIC and SONAR. Is the A Arran? Relocated from Portland during the second world war.

(Your daughter clearly has good taste, she should seek out Alice Oswald's "Memorial" a narrative poem translation/re-telling of The Illiad which has much to commend it.)


Yes!

It is the Hawkcraig Admiralty Experimental Establishment Station near Aberdour in Fife. Remains can still be seen on the headland near Silver Sands beach.

It was set up in 1915 to develop Hydrophones, later called ASDIC and now SONAR - see http://www.scotlandswar.co.uk/HMS%20Tarlair%20Book.pdf. One of the scientists working at Hawkcraig was Rutherford of splitting the atom fame.

Thanks for the poem recommendation - she has several translations and retellings of Homer so I'm sure she will enjoy it. In the middle of mock A levels right now but will look for it after that!

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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:19 am

Thanks, though I only half deserve it. Can't get the phrase ...and his armour clattered around him... out of my mind now.

So! Not being Achilleas nor fleet of foot, what is TP the most bizarre in Scotland it is said?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:28 am

Torwood Pool...man-made, of unknown origin and blue.???
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:44 pm

Sgurr wrote:Torwood Pool...man-made, of unknown origin and blue.???

Afraid not. It's now thought to be a colliery air shaft I believe.

A search elsewhere might bear fruit. :wink:
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:35 pm

CharlesT wrote:
Sgurr wrote:Torwood Pool...man-made, of unknown origin and blue.???

Afraid not. It's now thought to be a colliery air shaft I believe.

A search elsewhere might bear fruit. :wink:


You're not re-naming the Dunmore Pineapple the Trossaxchs Pineapple are you?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:01 pm

Sgurr wrote:
CharlesT wrote:
Sgurr wrote:Torwood Pool...man-made, of unknown origin and blue.???

Afraid not. It's now thought to be a colliery air shaft I believe.

A search elsewhere might bear fruit. :wink:


You're not re-naming the Dunmore Pineapple the Trossaxchs Pineapple are you?

No, just The Pineapple. Think that could be the second time I have used it. Senility gallops on.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:38 pm

Visits to MF have increased substantially in recent years. Don't worry about senility Charles. We turned down a birthday card yesterday which went something like "Golfer 1 'Did you see where it went' Golfer 2 'Yes, but I've forgotten' ......on the grounds that it might upset the recipient. Don't think you are there yet, and hope I'm not.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:33 pm

Sgurr wrote:Visits to MF have increased substantially in recent years. Don't worry about senility Charles. We turned down a birthday card yesterday which went something like "Golfer 1 'Did you see where it went' Golfer 2 'Yes, but I've forgotten' ......on the grounds that it might upset the recipient. Don't think you are there yet, and hope I'm not.

Guessing, Mealt Falls.
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