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Thread #53303   Message #821370
Posted By: Ballyholme
08-Nov-02 - 08:52 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Sharyn:

It's interesting that you should use the word "gansey" for sweater instead of Guernsey. That's the way I'd always heard it but earlier this year we had a debate on uk.music.folk about which was correct and popular opinion came down on the side of "Guernsey" on the basis that fishermen from the Channel Islands wear a particular kind of sweater, commonly referred to as a "Guernsey". I always assumed that the word "gansey" was possibly Irish in origin. Any thoughts?