Re: [WessexRail] The Irish Have It!
- Hi Russell,
As much as the joke may be funny, this is not the place for it (or the
other lists that you sent it to). Only railway related discussion items,
relative to the Wessex Area, are allowed here.
Many thanks, Lee.
At 18:50 28/12/00 +0000, you wrote:
>Here is an amusing thing from "The Southern Society For Irish RedMany thanks, Lee.
>And White Setters" newsletter from this month and a joke on the
>back says this
> The Irish Have It!
>After digging to a depth of 100m last year, Russian scientists found
>traces of copper wiring dating back 1000 years, and came to the
>conclusion that their ancestors already had a teliphone network
>one thousand years ago.
>So not to be outdone, in the weeks that followed American
>scientists dug 200m and headlines in the US newspapers read:
>"US scientists have found traces of 2000 year old optica fibres,
>and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced
>teliphone system 1000 years earlier than the Russians."
>One week later, the Irish press reported the following: "After digging
>as deep as 500m, Irish scientist have found absolutely nothing.
>They have concluded that 500 years ago, their ancestors were
>already using mobile phones."
>Thats shows you that every contry is trying to outdo each other!
>LOL :-)))! whats next? "the Birtish have found that their ancestors
>were already using the internet 10,000 years ago!"? I bet you they
>will say that sometime in the century! It just shows you that the
>Irish have a sense of humor!
>The WessexRail List.