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Re: [TY] Re: Irish Nuggets (was Gaelic Greetings)

Poster: mn13189@WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU

The Mc- =Irish and Mac- =Scottish rule is just a myth.  There are (and
historically have been) just as many Macs in Ireland and Mcs in Scotland.
The prefixes Mc-, M'-, and Ma- are all abbreviated forms of the Gaelic
"mac" which means "son of" in both countries.

           "I brought ye to the ring.  Now dance best ye can."
   Matthew Allen Newsome            |	    Lard Eogan Og Mac Labruinn
   intern consultant/curator	    |       Altantian Royal Bard
   Scottish Tartan Museum           |	    Chronicler, MSoB
   & Heritage Center	    	    |	    (Militant Society of Bards)
   http://intertekweb.com/tartans/  |	    Clan Og, SCA
   <tartans@dnet.net>               |       "IT'S ONLY A GAME!"
    --------------------"Bring Forrit The Tartan"---------------------

On Fri, 30 May 1997 meridies@web.ce.utk.edu wrote:

> Poster: meridies@web.ce.utk.edu
> On Wed, 28 May 1997 16:18:52 -0700 Jacob <aracauna@altamaha.net> writes:
> >I think the guy with the nuggets is Irish (Mc instead of Mac).  Those
> >of you with dirty minds stop laughing now.
> >Lachlan

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