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Thread #64952   Message #1574658
Posted By: GUEST,Diarmuid, U.S.A.
03-Oct-05 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Carlos,
      Thank you for introducing some sanity and logic to an otherwise divisive and contentious topic. I am curious as to why this whole business seems to an American phenomenon. My question to anyone interested in this subject is the term "Black Irish" (in an American context) to be taken as a compliment, an insult or merely a neutral observation?