Whisky (was Re: Swedish alphabet [was: Re:Spanishalphabet])
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 28, 1999, 23:51|
"Raymond A. Brown" wrote:
> Oh, but they do; they certainly do this side of the pond. To spell the
> Scottish brew 'whiskey' will at best offend and at worst cause you feel the
> full strength of tartan wrath; and to spell the Irish brew 'whisky' is
> likely to bring a shillelagh down upon your head.
> Our Celtic cousins are very sensitive about such things :)
Hmm, interesting. Why are they so sensitive about that?
(P.S. I just LOVE that word "shillelaigh")
Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will
never change our mind. - Scots Prayer
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