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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    Lonnie Anderson looks like a ventriloquist dummy.
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    Take that back, sir, or I shall have to challenge you to a duel!


    (To tell the truth, I think I've seen much worse pictures of her. But I've also seen better. Maybe she had some repairs on the repairs.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    Dude...you're seriously harshing my mellow.
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    Now who's the dummy?
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    LOL ... Evergreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
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    Cute lass...but she's a bit confused about the increase in demand for Irish passports. It has nothing to do with people moving/traveling to Ireland, but with N. Irish/Brits wanting passports that make it easier for them to travel through Europe once Brexit happens.

    Also, I'm calling shenanigans on the legitimacy of that quiz given that it wasn't until the 8th question that the subject of inebriation was introduced.
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    I don't know that she claimed the reason for the increase, but I agree that it is probably due to people who want to abuse a crazy-ass system of border-skipping.


    Also, I'm calling non-shenanigans on a quiz that doesn't discuss Irish inebriation until eight questions in, because if you're Irish or Irish-descended you don't get around to the main point until you've danced around the main topic a bit to give yourself something to bite on to.

    Colleen vs Lass:


    https://top.quora.com/What-is-meant-...n-Irish-origin

    Colleen is a derivative of the Gaelic word Cailin,which is the Irish or Gaelic term for a girl or young woman.I think that the term first achieved popularity through the link with the story of ;the colleen bawn; A notorious murder trial which occurred in the early nineteenth century,Ellen Hanley an attractive young girl of the peasant classes was persuaded by John Scanlan ,a somewhat disreputable member of the ascendancy class to marry him.it would appear as if his motives were anything but honourable,There are suggestions that Scanlan had persuaded a friend to masquerade as a priest to conduct the wedding.Whatever the case ,the fact remains that within a very short period as little as six weeks by accounts ,the disparity between their classes prevailed upon him.He persuaded a servant to murder the young girl and dump her body in the river Shannon. Scanlan was captured and in spite of being defended by the famous Daniel O


    https://top.quora.com/What-is-meant-...n-Irish-origin


    The Irish Colleen (Kenneth Peacock)

    I went to a party consisting of four,
    And as it was private we soon closed the door;
    There was one girl from England and another from Wales,
    And one that resided in Scotland's fair dales.
    We sat down in friendship, we drank of the wine,
    Each told of their country, I told them of mine;
    The rose, leek,and thistle, unconquered, unseen,
    But says I, "Here's a toast to the Irish Colleen."

    Then here's to old Ireland, her sons and her daughters,
    Here's to old Ireland, the shamrock I mean;
    May the sun always shine on the round towers of Erin,
    Here's a toast from the heart of an Irish colleen.

    The Welsh girl stood up, gave a toast to the leek,
    Saying, "I drink to my emblem each day of the week."
    The Scots lassie stood up with the pride in her eye,
    Saying, "Here's to the thistle no Scotsmen deny."
    The English girl then gave a toast to the rose,
    Saying, "Here's to old England, she can thrash all her foes."
    But says I, "I won't willingly cause any pain,
    I ask you to join in my toast once again."

    Then here's to old Ireland, her sons and her daughters,
    Here's to old Ireland, the shamrock I mean;
    May the sun always shine on the round towers of Erin,
    Here's a toast from the heart of an Irish colleen.

    We don't hold for the traitors to martyr their cause,
    All we want is justice and good honest laws,
    And the man that's ashamed of the place where he came
    Is no man at all, not worthy of name.
    I own as a flower I'm fond of the rose,
    The fairest of flowers in the garden that grows,
    Though the flowers all resemble there's a vast gulf between
    The rose, leek, and thistle, and the Irish colleen.

    Then here's to old Ireland, her sons and her daughters,
    Here's to old Ireland, the shamrock I mean;
    May the sun always shine on the round towers of Erin,
    Here's a toast from the heart of an Irish colleen.


    ####.... Variant of a British broadside ballad, The Irish Colleen, written and composed by W C Robey, performed by Lizzie Howard, and published by R March and Co (London) sometime between 1877 and 1884, and archived at the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark: Firth b.28(10a/b) ....####
    Collected by Kenneth Peacock in 1961 from Patrick W Nash [1897-1972] of Branch, NL, and Michael (Mike) A Kent [1904-1997] of Cape Broyle, NL, and published in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 2, pp.366-368, by the National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.

    Kenneth Peacock noted that verse three is taken from the text of Mike Kent. Peacock was unable to find this song in the Irish collections at his disposal, but had no doubt that such a patriotic eulogy had not gone unnoticed by Irish anthologists.
    http://gestsongs.com/17/irish.htm







    I think of "colleen" as Irish, and "lass" as Anglo-Irish.


    So that's something there ...


    I was stopped by a soldier:
    He said "You are a swine."
    He hit me with his rifle and he kicked me in the groin.
    I begged and I pleaded ... All my manners were polite.
    But all the time I'm thinkin' of me little Armalite.



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