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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.''
25th Jan '16 12:14:00 PM Morgenthaler
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** Also, it didn't help that this trope was pretty much enforced on the Scots of the time. The union was driven by an economic crisis in Scotland, a failed attempt to colonise {{Panama}} almost destroying the economy.
** Aberdeen's reputation for thriftiness is said to have been caused by the fact that the city went bankrupt in the 19th century, which forced it to slash its budget considerably.



** Oddly, when the Scottish independence referendum came about in 2014, the Labour-led "No" campaign (i.e. opposed to Scottish independence and in favour of preserving the Union), they chose Darling to lead the fight. Darling harped on and on about financial matters until he was blue in the face and caught a lot of criticism for it; in the last week of the campaign, Brown (by this point semi-retired) decided he wanted back into the spotlight, and delivered a number of speeches (which did ''not'' focus exclusively on finance, even if they did include a good bit of it) that are widely credited with making the "No" campaign much more appealing than it had been.
23rd Jan '16 9:26:04 PM nombretomado
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* Middenface in ''StrontiumDog'' is one of these, and usually asks Johnny for a loan whenever he appears.

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* Middenface in ''StrontiumDog'' ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' is one of these, and usually asks Johnny for a loan whenever he appears.
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