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Posted By: ard mhacha
09-Dec-03 - 02:03 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
A final footnote on the black Irish myth, I do my daily couple of miles walk every day with old friends and just for the craic I suggested that a certain person of our knowing was "black Irish", it wasn`t so much of a conversation stopper as a walk stopper.
"What the hell do you mean" was the retort of one and all, so I informed them of the going ons on this Thread,it was met with disbelief, the verdict was that it was a US concept, definitely not in vogue in any part of the north. Ard Mhacha.