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Subject: Re: Irish Immigrant Literacy
Date: 23 Nov 1997 18:46:06 EDT
I thought it was "rid up your room."
What about flibberty gibbet?
DH>D. Douglas Dorman wrote:
DH>> linda Merle wrote:
DH>> > If you are living in the Ulster Scots heartlands of America, you
DH>> > may know a few words yerself. Ever "red up" your room? Are your
DH>> > neighbors nebby? Even the term "hill billy". "Billy" is Scots
DH>> > for "guy". I've been reading "A Scots Quair" by Lewis Grassic
DH>> Uh-Oh doesn't everybody say red up yer room?this is news to me!
DH>This is like - get a paint brush and a can of fire engine red paint and star