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Derivation of 'Me oul' brown Son'

GUEST,Patrick Purcell, Son of Noel Purcell 02 Oct 10 - 04:09 AM
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Subject: Derivation of 'Me oul' brown Son'
From: GUEST,Patrick Purcell, Son of Noel Purcell
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 04:09 AM

Dad used this phrase as a catchphrase, as in 'How are ye going, Me Oul Brown Son?", when he didn't know a persons name. He said his mother used to use it, but I don't know its real derivation. I think it actually refers to a Pint of Guinness! As in: "I'm going to shake hands with 'Me oul' Brown Son'"! Any more prosaic suggestions?

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