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Thread #64952   Message #2188177
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
07-Nov-07 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
That has long been the academic, as opposed to romantic, opinion; it helped to explain inconsistencies between the linguistic and archaeological evidence and the historical orthodoxy. My point, though, is that the old orthodoxies, and the traditional 'explanations', are going to need a lot of revision in the light of new information.