British inventions that foreigners have taken credit for.

Jay

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Blackleaf said:
Americans so struggled to find 100 great Americans that in their "100 Greatest Americans" they voted Jesus as number 13.

Jesus won't mind in the least!
 

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Blackleaf said:
Alexander Graham Bell, telephone pioneer

He so loved being British that when he died, he had "Citizen of the United States" carved on his gravestone. Wonder if you guys knew that.
 

Blackleaf

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The Canadians voted Alexander Graham Bell as one of the Top 10 Greatest Canadians, so I think you colonists are a little confused.

He was born in Edinburgh, so we claim him.
 

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Jay said:
Blackleaf said:
Americans so struggled to find 100 great Americans that in their "100 Greatest Americans" they voted Jesus as number 13.

Jesus won't mind in the least!

He could have become British. He visited Britain in his youth and left behind the Holy Grail. Unfortunately, he never stayed.
 

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Blackleaf said:
The Canadians voted Alexander Graham Bell as one of the Top 10 Greatest Canadians, so I think you colonists are a little confused.

He was born in Edinburgh, so we claim him.

No we're not confused. We ackowledge his birthplace, seems he didn't fancy it enough to put it on his gravestone. Why the Canadians claim him, I have no idea.
 

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so would you call the pilgrim fathers American, or English from southampton like me?....I personally think theyre both, cant they be English Americans who come from southampton.

This is not random honest, the same applies for Alexander Graham Bell
 

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Daz_Hockey said:
so would you call the pilgrim fathers American, or English from southampton like me?....I personally think theyre both, cant they be English Americans who come from southampton.

This is not random honest, the same applies for Alexander Graham Bell

The pilgrims were English of course, and the people that occupied what is present day New York City were Dutch, everybody prior to 1776 are referred to as Colonialists.
 

Daz_Hockey

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many people STILL refer to Americans/Canadians/Mexicans as colonialists....but thats by the by, the fact remains this: why cant Canada take a claim on Alexander Graham Bell.....he was scottish....which is part of Great Britain and Canada used to be called british north america, britains principal possestion in the new world, they have a right to claim him, as does scotland, britain.........and perhaps the US
 

Blackleaf

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So do Canada and the US have a right to claim Stonehenge?
 

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It's the other way around. Because Canada and the US are ex-British colonies, then everything that is Canadian or American is also British - but not the other way around, as neither of those two countries has ever ruled Britain.