Seems to be some question as to what it is
Many years ago my grandmother told me that her grandfather's ethnicity was
"Black Irish." Recently I've heard three different explanations concerning
the origin of the term:
(1) It refers to a mixture of Irish and Spanish blood dating from the time
of the Spanish Armada, when many shipwrecked Spanish sailors were washed up
on the Irish coastline and wound up staying.
(2) It refers to a mixture of Irish and eastern European blood.
(3) It refers to a mixture of Irish and Italian blood from the time of the
Do the Ojibwa have any casinos?
I know the Pechangas are tossing people out of the tribe left and
right - even with impeccable lineage research that goes back a few
hundred years - just because they didn't vote the right way on casino
related tribal elections. Cutting off casino profit participation
checks, throwing them out of schools and hospitals, out of houses on
tribal land, canceling health insurance...
--<< Bruce >>--
It was Bill Brysons book about language that asserted, I don't know with what
justification, that the
current US "drawl" is more like the accent used by Elizabethan English - i.e.
when the Mayflower set
sail - than the current English accent that comes from a load of Germans, Dutch
and Greeks that we
brought over 200 years ago to rule us.
So you guys are actually closer to original English than we, the English, are.
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