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GUEST,Chicken Charlie BS: 'Cowboy' : UK usage only ? (58* d) RE: BS: 'Cowboy' : UK usage only ? 18 Mar 08

There is an ACW song in which an Irish woman complains about her son being "grafted" into the army. First I thought it was an instance of making fun of the Irish mispronouncing things or using the wrong word for something. Now I think maybe it's deeper than that. In the American sense, maybe he was "grafted" because the rich kids were paying for substitutes, leaving the poor to do the fighting. In the Oz sense, maybe he was "grafted" because now he's in for some hard marching, drilling, getting shot at, and all manner of difficult things. Curiouser and curiouser [said Alice].


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