The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55491 Message #862398
Posted By: Rapparee
09-Jan-03 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
Took the Irish Gaelic spelling of "raparree." A raparree was a highwayman, often a former soldier who had fought against the English.
They viewed themselves as "Robin Hood" sorts; usually they were hanged.
Like them, "My spurs are rusty/My coat is rent/My plume is damp with rain/And the thistledown and the barleybeards/Are thick on my horse's mane."