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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 ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor