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Thread #168126 Message #4061782
Posted By: Gallus Moll
27-Jun-20 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Singing about hell, the devil, evil
Subject: RE: Folklore: Singing about hell, the devil, evil
There is a tendency on Scotland to avoid naming the subject of this thread, to use nick(!)names or pseudonyms - I think as being less likely to 'call up' the unwanted one's presence? So in songs and ballads there will be indirect references, everyone knows who is being spoken about,but no-one actually speaks the name!!