>Subject: Re: Irish-Americans
>Sent: 3/6/98 12:59 am
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>From: Kathy Dalton, [log in to unmask]
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>>Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 19:09:34 -0300
>>Reply-To: "CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List."
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>>From: Neil Alasdair McEwan <[log in to unmask]>
>>Subject: Re: Irish-Americans
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>>On Tue, 2 Jun 1998, Greig wrote:
>>> >>Who does that serve?
>>> How by ushering the wogs into the kitchen so you can all discuss
>cotton i think you mean
Well......there is Joesph Cotten 88; stage and screen actor known and
admired for strong dramatic roles and who died in Los Angeles, Feb. 6,
1994 was another possibility but sadly yes indeed a typo, it does happen,
God knows I try but sometimes fail.
I was going to say Balbriggan which is not only a town but also a knitted
cotton fabric used for underwear or hosiery first marketed in 1885 but
sadly the British burnt it down in an unfortunate misunderstanding
involving Irish freedom.
It was a gold medal winner in Paris of course and owned by the English
more or less so it was a bit of an own goal, they did murder a couple of
irish people as well but there is no point worrying unduly about them.
The Cottonian Library is one of three bits making up the British museum I
think but other than that any relationship with either Balbriggan or
Alabama is fairly tenuous but I daresay it has a few dictionaries.
I expect Alabama has a few as well. Good work I did appreciate it, I've
kicked my little dog snatters up the arse and if you spot me spelling
Cotton wrong again let me know and I'll kick him again.
I don't always kick my little dog if I make a mistake usually I hit the
cat with a hammer. I never do it in Egypt as it is illegal. Over here I
just put the wee dead cat out in the street and tell my neighbours that
the brits have killed another one of my cats. They're very sympathetic,
my neighbours that is not the cat killing brits.
Top marks and well done again!