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From: Renia <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 03:12:32 +0200
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Is Mise Gan Ainm wrote:
> "Micky Keenan" <> wrote in message
> news:JJRaa.3985$...
>
>
>>The term "Scotch-Irish" is an American phrase used to
>
> describe >those who emigrated from Ireland during the 17th
> and 18th Centuries.
>
> It would be more accurate for you to write that it was made
> popular by
> in America by Americans, as the term was first used by the
> English Queen Elizabeth l in the early 1600's.

Not so much that it was "made popular" by Americans, but that they took
the old spelling with them and kept it. Like they did with color and labor.

Renia


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