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Posted By: ard mhacha
08-Dec-03 - 03:54 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
I have lived here in the north for wellover half a century and black was only used in a derogatory sense, referring to an RUC man as a black b, this had nothing to do with his looks, he could have been as fair as Ellen, and a black protestant referred to his bigotry.

All of this was far removed from the Spanish Armada, you have to laugh. Ard Mhacha.