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    Bush once taken for "Scottish boy"

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Young George W. Bush once worked on a sheep farm in Scotland and was mistaken by an American tourist as a "little Scottish boy."

    The president disclosed his presence in Scotland as a youth in talking to European journalists during a round-table interview on Friday looking ahead to his Europe trip next week.

    Bush pointed out the Group of Eight summit of industrialized nations this year would be in Scotland.

    He added: "I worked there as a 14-year-old kid. I left Texas for Scotland to work on a sheep farm. And I'm riding a bike, taking this one sheep, you know, from here to there and I said OK, fine, and a big tour bus stops. And they got off and a woman with a Texas accent said, 'look at the little Scottish boy.'"

    Bush, who himself has a Texas twang, said he did not let on that he was an American.

    "I kept my mouth shut," he said.

    All this came up when a British reporter noted his son had the Scottish name Mungo, to which Bush said: "Can you imagine if my name had been Mungo Bush?"

    What's wrong with Mungo? One of my best mates at school was called Murdo.
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum


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    I read this article this morning, Biggles, and I thought maybe their was a real bush called a 'mungo bush' or something. So, there isn't?

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    Just think; had he stayed, he could have grown up to lead your...nah.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4
    Just think; had he stayed, he could have grown up to lead your...nah.
    Don't scare me like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illuminati
    Don't scare me like that!
    Well, well..lookie who's here-

    Welcome back, lad!
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    You keep saying that like I've been away on some tour of duty or something

    Better to keep shut and thought of a fool than open it and confirm it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illuminati
    You keep saying that like I've been away on some tour of duty or something

    Better to keep shut and thought of a fool than open it and confirm it
    True. Welcome back btw, and as for the whole Mungo Bush, it'd be funny if, ya know, what J2 said




    p.s.: i just confirmed my foolishness by posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illuminati
    You keep saying that like I've been away on some tour of duty or something

    Better to keep shut and thought of a fool than open it and confirm it
    Well, it sure seems you were less rare at one time, and I don't recall any unfortunate foot/mouth incidents...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Everose
    I read this article this morning, Biggles, and I thought maybe their was a real bush called a 'mungo bush' or something. So, there isn't?



    Not that I am aware of, perhaps some of the more horticulturally minded could advise us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4
    Just think; had he stayed, he could have grown up to lead your...nah.
    Unlikely.
    More probably he would have become JP's biatch.

    How much better off we would all be.


    *sigh*
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