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Scotland To Put Jack Nicklaus On 5 Pound Note!  
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 8514 times:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8425352

This is where the Scottish members of a.net go slightly nuts  Wink

Greg


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39706 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8491 times:

That's cool.
Liincoln offered a Jack Nicklaus Edition Lincoln Town Car for teh 1992 and 1997 model years.
The ideal luxury car for the golfer.  Cool














Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24912 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8487 times:

Better than the Queen I suppose  Wink


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8480 times:

Of course its obvious that someone that hits a little ball around a park with a stick is deserving to be put on a bank note, and Stephen hawking is still neglected

why him, why not Alexander graham bell, Arthur conan Doyle, Alexander Fleming someone scottish!

even Billy connolly or oor willy would have been better!

personally i would like to see Dod n' Bunty on a fiver..


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8468 times:

Scotland issuing its own money? I thought they were part of the Great Britain. And last time I checked, Great Britain already has a currency.

That's like Texas issuing its own money because the United States' currency isn't good enough.

Mark


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24912 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8467 times:

http://gallery.hd.org/_exhibits/money/_more2003/_more06/UK-Scotland-bank-note-green-one-pound-note-Bank-of-Scotland-1996-GBP-front-1-JR.jpg
 bigthumbsup 
http://www.rampantscotland.com/SCM/banknotes.htm



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8444 times:

I say they ought to release a "Trainspotting" edition of Scottish currency!

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8441 times:
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
Scotland issuing its own money? I thought they were part of the Great Britain. And last time I checked, Great Britain already has a currency.

Issuing their own currency, pegged at Sterling or the British Pound, whatever they are calling it today, is simply a paper exercise.....

just like having their own parliament. It is alot like Texas having a state legislature and getting permission to issue State of Texas notes that are actually dollars but look different.

all part of the labor ploy to gain Scottish votes by promising greater independence.




Lets see some fur fly from that truth.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5981 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8439 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 6):
I say they ought to release a "Trainspotting" edition of Scottish currency!

Perhaps with custom-made bills that are designed to fold into the ultimate tube Big grin


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8397 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):

Scotland issuing its own money? I thought they were part of the Great Britain. And last time I checked, Great Britain already has a currency.

That's like Texas issuing its own money because the United States' currency isn't good enough.

Mark



Quoting DL021 (Reply 7):
Issuing their own currency, pegged at Sterling or the British Pound, whatever they are calling it today, is simply a paper exercise.....

we have had our own money for years, you try going into some english shop and hand them a scottish fiver and see the reaction you get.


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8391 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
That's like Texas issuing its own money because the United States' currency isn't good enough.

sorry forgot to add, actually no, its nothing like it. Scotland and England are 2 different >country's< america and texas are not


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8385 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 7):
pegged at Sterling or the British Pound,

Actually, it is the Pound Sterling. Pound is generally used as a coloquial term (along with quid and sundry other names) and Sterling is the name used in talk about currency regimes.

BTW, the Scots have it right in issuing the 1 Pound note and saving many a hole in the pocket.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8380 times:

British currency is issued by certain banks which hold warrants to do so.

In England and Wales it's the Bank of England, in Scotland there are (I think) three banks who can also do it (HBoS, RBS and Clydesdale). They do not issue coins.

Northern Ireland also issues its own currency in a similar fashion. Strictly speaking the notes from all 3 nations are acceptable tender anywhere in the UK although there are occasionally problems with retailers.

Asian shopkeepers in particular don't like taking Scottish notes!

Wales does not participate as English-Welsh currency is totally integrated. The Isle of Man also issues some currency of its own.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8372 times:
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Yeah.....I used Scottish pound notes to buy stuff in Portsmouth once and the fishmonger asked me which country these were from. I said Scotland and he got mad and asked me whether I had any real money! I pointed out that at least I wasn't trying to pass of French Francs and he laughed and gave me my fish and chips.


Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8361 times:

How about these ideas instead of an American Golfer:
- A Scottish golfer, an early British Open winner.
- As suggested above, A.G. Bell or the writer Burns or of leaders of early attemps of Scottish independence, and so on.
- Perhaps to placate Gkirk and his irk, a picture of the Scottish flag
- Pictures of sheep on the note, as they outnumber the human population and would recognize the special connection (not that kind) of sheep and the Scots.
- How about a picture of a Scots Wiskey distillary or distilling equipment. That would be something distinctive of Scotland.
- A picture of a major place of scenery of Scotland (Loch Ness or some other Loch/lake or a major Glen leading to the sea, scenes of the Northern Highlands and so on.
I have been fortunate to visit and travel in Scotland twice in 1986 and 1993, enjoying the scenery and fine people. I am aware of the distain by small shopkeepers of accepting Scottish notes, even just below the border of Scotland.


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8349 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 14):
- How about a picture of a Scots Wiskey distillary or distilling equipment. That would be something distinctive of Scotland.

I think I've seen a couple with distilleries on them, the more colourful ones, cant be sure but I think I have, same with burns

nice picture of a deep fried mars bar maybe


User currently offlineFlyLondon From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8331 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
Scotland issuing its own money? I thought they were part of the Great Britain. And last time I checked, Great Britain already has a currency.

Funny I was under the impression that Scotland was part of the United Kingdom. I'd also be interested to see the currency issued by the ISLAND of Great Britain.  sarcastic 


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8312 times:

Exactly. And do we fall for it? Of course.. Get off yer knees Scotland

Regarding the Nicklaus £5 note, its only commemorative I suspect - it will be legal tender but will be a limited run. Like when the 1992 European Summit was held in Edinburgh, there was a commemorative £1 produced, of which I still have two. Any bids?

Maybe we should have a G8 commemorative fiver also - with Blair's head on a pole on one side and the smoking remains of the Gleneagles Hotel on the other.

Alba gu brath


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8312 times:

At least you can use Scottish money in England (albeit with difficulty!). We also have our own money here on the Isle of Man and apart from a few shops in Liverpool and Manchester, no-one in UK will accept it. Especially the one pound notes!

Mind you, as we aren't actually part of the UK, and Scotland is, then thats probably a good enough reason.

Over to you Mr Kirk et al.

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8302 times:

And you cant use Manx 10p or 50p bits in a Scottish parking meter...

User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8293 times:

Hey, Jack! If they counterfeit the currency, you will be billed as a phony.  Smile
Congratulations!



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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8278 times:

Who is this jack nickolaus or something like that ????

mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8276 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 12):
Asian shopkeepers in particular don't like taking Scottish notes!

Are there any other kind?  Wink

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 21):
Who is this jack nickolaus or something like that

Hint: Golf.


User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8271 times:

Quoting Jasepl (Reply 22):
Hint: Golf.

My closest experience to golf was once minigolfing in ''ten buck tuesday'' near San Diego....and came out 4th out of 5....

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 8500 times:

It could be worse...




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