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3rd Nov '16 4:14:59 PM FordPrefect
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** Two Scots once took a bet for a penny. The gamble? Which one of them could stay under water the longest? The outcome? They both drowned.

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** Two Scots once took a bet for a penny. The gamble? Which one of them could stay under water the longest? longest. The outcome? They both drowned.
6th Sep '16 2:44:39 PM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Creator/BrianBlessed''', ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''. [[note]]For transatlantic reference, £5 is around $8, next to nothing in terms of US petrol buying and next to the square root of bugger all in more expensive Britain.[[/note]]

Along with being [[BraveScot brave]] and [[ViolentGlaswegian violent]], Scottish people are also often stereotyped as being thrifty, if not outright stingy, with their money and belongings. Within Scotland itself, people from Aberdeen may be stereotyped as being especially thrifty. Probably TruthInTelevision, since Scotland has always been a poor area compared to England, not to mention being considerably less fertile than the south. Thrift is a necessity under such circumstances. This would be perhaps supported by the fact that among Englishmen people from Yorkshire have a stereotypical reputation for thrift. On the other hand, Ireland has in large periods of its history been considered even poorer but the Irish are stereotyped as impulsively generous.

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-->'''Creator/BrianBlessed''', ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''. [[note]]For transatlantic reference, £5 is around $8, next to nothing in terms of US petrol buying and next to the square root of bugger all in more expensive Britain.[[/note]]

Along with being [[BraveScot brave]] and [[ViolentGlaswegian violent]], Scottish people are also often stereotyped as being thrifty, if not outright stingy, with their money and belongings. Within Scotland itself, people from Aberdeen may be stereotyped as being especially thrifty. Probably TruthInTelevision, since Scotland has always been a poor area compared to England, not to mention being considerably less fertile than the south. Thrift is a necessity under such circumstances. This would be perhaps supported by the fact that among Englishmen people from Yorkshire have a stereotypical reputation for thrift. On the other hand, Ireland has in large periods of its history been considered even poorer but the Irish are stereotyped as impulsively generous.
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* The image of Scottish thriftiness is also popular in Germany, where you sometimes see advertisements proclaiming goods at "Schottenpreise" (Scotsmen's prices). In Germany itself some Protestant regions also have a reputation for thriftiness or stinginess, e. g. Swabia (Württemberg), Westphalia and within Westphalia Lippe (a rural region with a strong Calvinist tradition). There is also the common expression ''preußische Sparsamkeit'' (Prussian thrift).

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* The image of Scottish thriftiness is also popular in Germany, where you sometimes see advertisements proclaiming goods at "Schottenpreise" (Scotsmen's prices). In Germany itself some Protestant regions also have a reputation for thriftiness or stinginess, e. g. Swabia (Württemberg), Westphalia and within Westphalia Lippe (a rural region with a strong Calvinist tradition). There is also the common expression ''preußische Sparsamkeit'' (Prussian thrift).



* James [=McElvar=], singer of Scottish boy band Rewind, [[http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/70165148/singer-faints-on-flight-after-wearing-all-his-clothes-at-once wore all of his clothes on board a flight]] in an attempt to bypass a £45 luggage fee. Unfortunately for him, it caused him to suffer heat exhaustion and pass out. Luckily, he got better.

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* James [=McElvar=], singer of Scottish boy band Rewind, [[http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/70165148/singer-faints-on-flight-after-wearing-all-his-clothes-at-once wore all of his clothes on board a flight]] in an attempt to bypass a £45 luggage fee. Unfortunately for him, it caused him to suffer heat exhaustion and pass out. Luckily, he got better.better.

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25th Jun '16 10:29:51 AM thatother1dude
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See TheScrooge for examples of non-Scottish people who don't like to spend money.
8th May '16 11:14:55 PM jormis29
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-->'''BrianBlessed''', ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''. [[note]]For transatlantic reference, £5 is around $8, next to nothing in terms of US petrol buying and next to the square root of bugger all in more expensive Britain.[[/note]]

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-->'''BrianBlessed''', -->'''Creator/BrianBlessed''', ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''. [[note]]For transatlantic reference, £5 is around $8, next to nothing in terms of US petrol buying and next to the square root of bugger all in more expensive Britain.[[/note]]



'''Lee Mack:''' Well, I have to say, the idea of saving money on paper clips is absolutely ridiculous, although the accent is swinging it a little bit... Okay, we think that's true.\\

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'''Lee Mack:''' '''Creator/LeeMack:''' Well, I have to say, the idea of saving money on paper clips is absolutely ridiculous, although the accent is swinging it a little bit... Okay, we think that's true.\\



-->'''Lee Mack''': Yeah, 'cause they thought it was a big fruit machine. 'Look, I won a soldier, Mummy!'"

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-->'''Lee Mack''': -->'''Creator/LeeMack''': Yeah, 'cause they thought it was a big fruit machine. 'Look, I won a soldier, Mummy!'"
8th May '16 11:58:40 AM nombretomado
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-->'''BrianBlessed''', ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''. [[note]]For transatlantic reference, £5 is around $8, next to nothing in terms of US petrol buying and next to the square root of bugger all in more expensive Britain.[[/note]]

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-->'''BrianBlessed''', ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''.''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''. [[note]]For transatlantic reference, £5 is around $8, next to nothing in terms of US petrol buying and next to the square root of bugger all in more expensive Britain.[[/note]]
28th Mar '16 8:56:24 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' once exploited this trope during a Cal-Hab day parade where he was chasing a perp through a crowd of Cal-Habbers. When he announces that a half-cred note has been dropped, causing everyone but his perp to duck to look for it, allowing Dredd to nail the perp.
20th Mar '16 3:26:49 PM Psyclone
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** One time, Connolly was on Creator/ConanOBrien explaining that he once bungee jumped naked on his travel show. Why? The place apparently had a policy that if you jumped completely naked, it was free. When Conan asked why he did this just to save a few tens of dollars, Connolly replied "You'd have to be a Scotsman to understand".

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** One time, Connolly was on Creator/ConanOBrien explaining that he once bungee jumped naked on his travel show. Why? The show because the bungee place apparently had a policy that if you jumped completely naked, it was free. When Conan asked why he did this just to save a few tens of dollars, Connolly replied "You'd have to be a Scotsman to understand".
30th Jan '16 9:53:23 PM Kirayoshi
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* A two-line poem by [[Creator/OgdenNash]], "Genealogical Reflection":

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* A two-line poem by [[Creator/OgdenNash]], Creator/OgdenNash, "Genealogical Reflection":
30th Jan '16 9:53:01 PM Kirayoshi
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--''No [=MacTavish=]\\

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--''No -->''No [=MacTavish=]\\
30th Jan '16 9:52:42 PM Kirayoshi
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* A two-line poem by [[Creator/OgdenNash]], "Genealogical Reflection":
--''No [=MacTavish=]\\
Was ever lavish.''
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