Mudcat Café message #1065943 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64952   Message #1065943
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
05-Dec-03 - 06:03 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
"Black Protestant" - now that's similar to the second meaning I gave, to do with being "a fierce kind of person, not so much a flaring up sort of anger, but rather the unrelenting kind". But unjustifiably extended to cover a whole group in this case.