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Thread #64952   Message #1066528
Posted By: LadyJean
06-Dec-03 - 12:04 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
I inherited my father's black hair and dark complexion. (I remember as a child, on the playground of a lily white prep school, being asked if I was African American.) I was told that I was black Irish, and a descendent of the Spanish Armada.
I have read enough about the Armada, in part because of what my parents told me, to know that it wasn't true.
I saw a bust of a Roman general once. I don't remember the guy's name, but he could have been my father's twin.
Dad was Irish Protestant, not Italian.