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Daily English 1298 - Claiming Credit for an Invention

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Kitty: Wait a second. We invented the Macanator. It was one of the most important technical achievements of our country.

Alberto: What? You can’t claim credit for the Macanator. We beat you to it.

Kitty: You may have invented the precursor to the modern-day Macanator, but we’re the ones who are the recognized inventors.

Alberto: That’s disputed. Just because we didn’t document the achievement, doesn't mean it didn’t happen.

Kitty: You mean it’s a case of “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Alberto: I don’t think so.

Kitty: The fact is, you can try to rebut our claims all you like, but you still have no proof.

Alberto: The proof is in the pudding. Don’t we make the best Macanators in the world today?

Kitty: That’s beside the point. Okay, I will concede that your country makes the best Macanators today, if you’ll concede that we invented it.

Alberto: Never!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Category: Business