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Thread #11036   Message #754712
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
25-Jul-02 - 09:37 PM
Thread Name: Geordie song - who's Charlie Hay?
Subject: RE: Geordie song - who's Charlie Hay?
Geordie in this case has no relation at all to the term as used (later) of people living in a particular part of the North East of England; it's just a name, like Gordon, or George, or whatever, and it's a mistake to read meanings into it that don't exist. Same goes for a lot of Irish songs, for that matter; because some of them are metaphorical, that doesn't mean that they all are. In fact, most are not, and mean just exactly what they say.