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Subject: Re: [DNA] Black Dutch
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 15:49:46 EDT
In a message dated 6/5/03 12:26:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Charles, I do agree that it's an excellent report and a good place for
> anyone to start in their search! Definitely! It's just such a gray area that we
> need everything we have at our disposal to help put the pieces of the puzzle
And in my opinion, Black Dutch and Black Irish will mean what ever the person
using it wanted it to mean. As Humpty-Dumpty said, "My words mean what I want
them to mean, no more and no less."
And for those who doubt that families used a special vocabular, just remember
what "no" meant in your family. Was the meaning of 'no' different from your
mother to your father? Did your family mean no in a different way than that
some of your friends families?
"The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what
you're doing, someone else does." -- Unknown,