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Thread #66835   Message #1116947
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
16-Feb-04 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pogue Mahone
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pogue Mahone
MacBain was last revised in 1911, and is of course out-dated in many respects. His work is accessible, though (I believe it's on the web somewhere, now) and is still useful, more especially if used in conjunction with other works of reference. I quote him here because the relevant entry is fairly straightforward and uncontroversial so far as I can tell. It is sensible to add a caveat, however, and the point is well made.