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Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
30-Oct-09 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: The problem at Mudcat? Moderated thread
Subject: RE: BS: The problem at Mudcat? Moderated thread
Maybe in all innocence, I always though that the use of 'Merkin' for American was derived from the Irish for 'America' : Meiriceá with Meiriceán being a straight forward translation into Irish of 'American'. I first saw 'Merkin' used on the internet by Irish (and Bretons).