[log in to unmask] on behalf of Moira wrote:
> One of the presidents at that time, historians please let us know which one,
> gave a speech saying that "hypenated" Americans were TRAITORS. This speech
> was given to an Irish American audience.
A Mha/ire, a chara
I found your message refreshing. It is the first time I've seen anything on
this list questioning the received wisdom that all the problems of the Irish,
particularly the American-Irish, are the fault of the British or English (the
two terms are mutually exchangeable in the US, it seems). You've let the cat
out of the bag! I hope you survive the deluge of hate-mail.
Linguistic note 1 : you have just been subjected to an instance of irony.
Linguistic note 2 : Linguistic note 1 was also an instance of irony.
Linguistic note 3 : My tongue is firmly placed in my cheek as I write.
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60/SN14 0DD UK
Is gaire cabhair De/ na/ an doras.
(God's help is nearer than the door.)