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Thread #140115   Message #3849493
Posted By: Thompson
08-Apr-17 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: 'Not a whore in the house...'
Subject: RE: Folklore: 'Not a whore in the house...'
"…not a child in the house washed" is universal in Ireland; I'd guess that this is a daring/alcoholic variant.

Cute hoors (whores) are certainly politicians, developers, bankers, etc in Ireland; the term used to have a grudging admiration, and as Jim Carroll says the admiration waned when the Celtic Tiger lost its teeth. Even now that it's growing a new set of teeth and claws, there's a certain amount of jaw-clamping when the term is used nowadays.