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Thread #64952   Message #1066852
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
06-Dec-03 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Just to throw a Spaniard in the works (pun intended). Ever seen a peat bog? I hadn't heard the term but the thing that instantly sprang to mind was the black mud of a peat bog. Could it not be as simple as black = bog? So black Irish could be the same as bog Irish?

Just a thought...

DtG