Really? Can a “Navy” be invented?No. I'm just saying that the British invented the telephone, the television, the computer, the World Wide Web, the lawnmower and the cardiac pacemaker.
Oh, and tarmac. And cats' eyes. And the seed drill. And the clockwork radio. We mustn't forget the pencil. Shorthand is another Great British invention.
We also gave the world DNA fingerprinting, iris recognition, disc brakes, the steam turbine, the internal combustion engine AND the wind tunnel.
Oh yeah, I nearly forgot - the world's first iron bridge, the corkscrew, the Little Nipper Mousetrap, the lightswitch, the postage stamp, the rubber band, the pram, the baby buggy, the maginfying glass, Portland cement and the smallpox vaccine.
And the clinical thermometer. And the typhoid vaccine. And the tank. And the fighter aircraft. And the shrapnel shell. And the Dreadnought Battleship. Amd the concertina. We even invented the Irish flute.
Oh, damn, I nearly forgot that we also invented the tuning fork, and cinematography, thje movie projector, modern atomic theory, calculus, the Faraday cage, the electrical generator, the electromagnet, the weather map, the seismograph, the jet engine, the railways and the hovercraft.
And the lifeboat, and the plimsoll line, and the octant, and we musn't forget the sextant.
We also invented the diving bell, the submarine (the Americans think their Turtle was the first but William Bourne's submarine of 1620 predated it by 155 years) AND, of course, the hydrophone and hydrofoil.
And linoleum. And the crossword puzzle. And the friction match. And carbonated drinks. And plasticene. And Meccano.
We invented the Nature Reserve, too, as well as the Boy Scouts, the YMCA and the modern circus.
Oh, yeah, and comics, too.
And guess, what? Apart from tarmac, all of those were invented by Englishmen. There's still all those other inventions from the Scots and Welsh and the Northern Irish.
It was a Scot, of course, who even invented the United States Navy.