The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12336 Message #96513
Posted By: Big Mick
18-Jul-99 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: Farewell to/Slan le Mudcat
Subject: RE: Farewell to/Slán le Mudcat
It was my use of the term "Tiocfaidh a/r la/" which first offended Martin. In Irish (Gaelige) it simply means "Our day will come". Bobby Sands, the (IMHO) great Irish patriot who died on hunger strike in 1981, used it to say that the reunification would come. It has become a rallying cry for those of Republican persuasion. Much like "Remember the Alamo" when another group of "terrorists/patriots" used it. I have responded to Martin's leaving HERE.