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From: "Is Mise Gan Ainm" <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 22:57:58 GMT
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"Edith Gomez" <> wrote in message
> and ours looks better here in the US of A.
That, of course, is a matter of your opinion, and as such
can not be debated.
> Before the "Tower of Babel" there was only one language
And what was the name of that language?
Is the spelling of your name U.S.A., type of English?
> "Is Mise Gan Ainm" <> wrote in
> > Speaking for myself, I pay no heed, at all to American
> > Dictionaries of the [American]/English language.
> > --
> > Is Mise Phdraig
> > [An t'Sean-Gabhar ;-)]
> > No Direct Replies Please.
> > "Bob, remove cap to reply" <>
> > in message
> > news:...
> > > <follow-up snipped to post to only 5 groups!>
> > > On Sun, 09 Mar 2003 "Is Mise Gan Ainm"
> > <> wrote:
> > > >Well, Just check the Concise Oxford English
> > > >[9th.Ed] to read:
> > > >" Scotch, adj &n. adj,var. of Scottish or Scots. n. 1
> > var.
> > > >of Scottish or Scots. 2. Scotch whisky. [contraction
> > > >Scottish]"
> > > >So, it is an acceptable variation for Scottish people
> > > >Scottish whisky.
> > >
> > > Hmm, if you ever meet my mother-in-law I suggest it
> > not be acceptable
> > > to refer to her as "Scotch" within her earshot!
> > >
> > > American Heritage dictionary (2nd edition):
> > > "Usage: Scotsman, Scot and Scotchman...
> > > Scotchman and Scotch are sometimes considered mildly
> > offensive...
> > > Scottish & Scots are generally preferred to Scotch in
> > Scotland for general
> > > usage. But each has become an established form in
> > well known
> > > combinations, such as Scotch broth, Scotch whisky,
> > Scottish rite, Scots
> > > guards."
> > >
> > > There is a separate entry for Scotch-Irish... "esp
> > who emigrated to
> > > America"
> > >
> > > [It is perhaps not surprising that one of the
> > forms was
> > > employed considering it seems to have developed in the
> > several
> > > generations after the initial immigration, and before
> > current usage.
> > > As someone else has mentioned, Ulsterman would
> > the term used
> > > nowadays on the eastern side of the pond - but only
> > you had carefully
> > > established the preference of the subject.]
> > >
> > > Bob
> > > send spam to:
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