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Thread #140533   Message #3230886
Posted By: David Ingerson
28-Sep-11 - 11:09 PM
Thread Name: New evidence for 'shanty' origins?
Subject: RE: New evidence for 'shanty' origins?
I don't know if this is redundant but it certainly wasn't mentioned in this thread--and I have no idea if it is relevant. But it is at least interesting.

The Irish language phrase "sean tigh" (pronounced /shan tea/) means old house.