mackerel snatchers love

mackerel snatchers

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  • It really wasn't. The words sound funny--that's true. But that's about all the amusement I derive from it. :-)

    October 23, 2007

  • Oh wow. That sucks out loud on toast! I didn't mean it was *that* funny.

    October 23, 2007

  • Yes, and for a brief period during my high school years, revived for the purpose of insulting competing area basketball teams whose members attended Catholic school. Accompanied by tossing dead fish on the court.

    It's how I learned the phrase, unfortunately. :-|

    October 22, 2007

  • Really?! Gosh. I can see how it was insulting, but... it sure is funny.

    October 22, 2007

  • The insulting term 'mackerel snatchers' was used for Catholics in the 19th century.

    October 22, 2007