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Subject: Thanks Re. Black Irish
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1999 07:01:39 EST
Thanks to all who responded to my query regarding the term Black Irish. I
have read the archival responses, checked the webpages, and read your
e-mails. I now have some scholarly theories regarding the original source of
the term. I have family history reports on the use of the term. I have the
transatlantic discussion of the term. My conclusion is that the meaning of
the term is in the mouth of the user, so to speak. It obviously meant
different things to different people.
Now is there a term "Red Irish" or is that just a family saying from my
redheaded London ancestry?