The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57991   Message #915239
Posted By: IanC
21-Mar-03 - 07:20 AM
Thread Name: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
Subject: RE: Origins: rathlin bog

Just what's Irish about the use of the word "Rattling"in this context? It's the same as the use of the word in English Boys' Comics from the C19th on "A Rattling Good Yarn".

As Cyril Poacher says:

It's a rare bark, and a rattling bark,
In a bog down in yon valley-o.