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hernesheir commented on the word black irish
Barack O'Bama is, without doubt, one of the Black Irish, and what a handsome bloke he is. Clearly many Americans voted for him solely based upon the obvious Irishness of his surname.
January 8, 2009
seanahan commented on the word black irish
This doesn't refer to people like Donovan McNabb, even though it probably should.
October 10, 2007
sionnach commented on the word black irish
There are various etymological theories for this expression: the most common appears to be the 'fraternizing with swarthy Spaniards' explanation.
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