The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57351   Message #902444
Posted By: Desert Dancer
03-Mar-03 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: St Patrick's Day Songs ?
Subject: RE: St Patrick's Day Songs ?
Johnny N,

On the pedantic front, I've read (p'raps in this here forum) that, once upon a time, it was Scots to be Scotch, and that the differentiation arose in the latter half of the last century. My 79-year-old mother has always spoken of her grandfather as Scotch-Irish... and herself as Heinz 57 (a mix, that is including "Pennsylvania Dutch", which has nothing to do with Holland, of course). After all, they drink whiskey in Scotland, not Scotch, right? :-)

~ Becky