From the comments over at Twinkle Twinkle blah blah blah etc.:
Ah, dong. You reminded me of my favorite Scotsman joke:
Two young Scottish lovers are sitting on a hillside. The girl turns to the boy and says, “A penny for your thoughts.” The boy says, “I was wondering if I could ask you for a kiss.” The girl kisses him.
They sit a while longer in silence. Again, the girl says, “A penny for your thoughts.” This time, the boy replies, “I was just wondering when you were going to get me that penny.”
aine42 09.03.03 – 5:52 pm ….
Aine42’s joke leads naturally to the fact of the copper wire’s invention:
two Scots fighting over a penny.
dong resin 09.04.03 – 6:22 am