(no subject)

From: J Corbally (icorb@indigo.ie)
Date: Fri Jan 19 2001 - 11:16:23 MST

>It strikes me as a strange opinion for anyone at all to have. If there's a
>prejudice against people of Irish heritage, I'm unaware of it. Although I
>see how people recieving constant comments about something can get annoying,
>meaning comments about something which implies you're supposed to have some
>affiliation with what they're talking about, when you really have no idea
>what they mean (Example: When I went to college in Buffalo and talked to
>non-Buffalonians, they would frequently say "Sorry about the Bills". I
>wasn't sure what a "Bill" was until I asked).
>I love to tell the story about how my great grandfather came to the US from
>Ireland. England was being hard on Ireland at the time. An English soldier
>was burning all his crops as a result of some disagreement they had. My
>great grandfather (I never met him) shot the soldier, killed him, and left
>with his family to America that night.

Cool story that. Rare that anyone got the better of a British Army
soldier, even in their own country!:)



"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Mon May 28 2001 - 09:56:20 MDT