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reesetee commented on the word mackerel snatchers
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
chained_bear commented on the word mackerel snatchers
Oh wow. That sucks out loud on toast! I didn't mean it was *that* funny.
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.
sionnach commented on the word mackerel snatchers
The insulting term 'mackerel snatchers' was used for Catholics in the 19th century.
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