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BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !

GUEST,Mick Casey 12 Nov 05 - 04:36 PM
McGrath of Harlow 12 Nov 05 - 04:42 PM
Fergie 12 Nov 05 - 05:22 PM
Georgiansilver 12 Nov 05 - 05:30 PM
bobad 12 Nov 05 - 05:35 PM
McGrath of Harlow 12 Nov 05 - 06:42 PM
Rapparee 12 Nov 05 - 08:43 PM
GUEST,Mick Casey 12 Nov 05 - 09:17 PM
Fergie 12 Nov 05 - 10:38 PM
number 6 12 Nov 05 - 11:02 PM
Big Al Whittle 13 Nov 05 - 03:13 AM
GUEST,Mick Casey 13 Nov 05 - 05:17 AM
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GUEST,Chongo Chimp 13 Nov 05 - 02:06 PM
McGrath of Harlow 13 Nov 05 - 02:32 PM
Peace 13 Nov 05 - 07:02 PM
Bob Bolton 14 Nov 05 - 02:34 AM
Peace 14 Nov 05 - 02:39 AM
Paul Burke 14 Nov 05 - 03:47 AM
Paco Rabanne 14 Nov 05 - 06:30 AM
McGrath of Harlow 14 Nov 05 - 06:36 AM
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Subject: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: GUEST,Mick Casey
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 04:36 PM

Just read today in Ireland's Own that Evelyn Waugh is Irish ! I cannot find any information to support this. Maybe I'm wrong can anyone shed light on this ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 04:42 PM

Turning in his grave...


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Fergie
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 05:22 PM

If thats true then Brendan Behan is also turning in his grave.

And we dream of dear old Harrow and we hear the crows loud caw.
At the flowershow our big marrow won the prize from Evelyn Waugh
Cups of tea and some dry sherry vintage cars those simple things.
So lets drink up and be merry for the Captains and the Kings,
Let us drink up and be merry for the Captains and the Kings.

Fergus


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 05:30 PM

Evelyn Waugh was born in London into a comfortable middle-class family. Catherine (Raban) Waugh, his mother, was born in India, but grew up in England. Evelyn had a better relationship with her than with his his father, Arthur Waugh (1866-1943), a publisher and literary critic, who preferred Evelyn's older brother Alec. Waugh was educated at Lancing College, Sussex, and at Hertford College, Oxford, where he read modern history. For his disappointment, the behavior of the upper-class student was not especially sophisticated - it was savage and amoral, and at Lancing College Waugh was was bullied by his classmates. Later he returned to his experiences in his novels. His college years Waugh spent in drinking. His brother Alec had an homosexual relationship at the Sherborn College, and was dismissed. Alec Waugh wrote an autobiographical book of the event, which in practice had prevented Evelyn from entering the same college. After studying in London at Heatherley's Art School and working for a short time as a schoolmaster at Arnold House in North Wales, Waugh devoted himself to writing.

Hope that helps.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: bobad
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 05:35 PM

"His college years Waugh spent in drinking"

That's probably why it was thought he was Irish.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 06:42 PM

"Raban", his mother's family name is typically a Jewish surname. I have a feeling that'd set him spinning in his grave as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 08:43 PM

Waugh the devil difference would it make?


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: GUEST,Mick Casey
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 09:17 PM

Thanks so much for that Mike. It stated in Ireland's Own that the family were in Ireland at a book lanuch when he was born. According to Gerry Casey. Please note no relation of mine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Fergie
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 10:38 PM

Mick
A quick search on some genealogical site produced the following results

Evelyn Arthur St.John Waugh
Sex: Male
Birth: 1903
Place:   London, England
Parents:
Father: Arthur Waugh
Mother: Catherine Charlotte Raban

It would be so ironic if he was born in Ireland
Does Ireland's Own give a definitive date or County or parish or locality?
Fergus


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: number 6
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 11:02 PM

This is certainly interesting.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 03:13 AM

The late great Dusty Springfield once wrote that being Irish was mainly a state of mind. I think it would only be fair to commandeer him if he wanted to be Irish.

sometimes its surprising who comes from where.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: GUEST,Mick Casey
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 05:17 AM

Thanks Fergie
They got their story wrong. Thanks for going to the trouble.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 05:22 AM

Read that story too. Waugh is mentioned a lot in the book Quirky Quips.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 01:55 PM

The dear old Irelands Own is being accused in the wrong,I doubt if they ever claimed this poof as Irish, although like Liberace I hear he possessed the charm for the cure of Piles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 02:06 PM

There're only 2 things worth sayin' about Evelyn Waugh.

# 1 - His mother gave him a girl's name! No wonder he had problems.

# 2 - He's the only famous author whose surname is an ape yell. It's the kind of thing you yell when you're shocked, startled, and not too happy about a situation.

WAUGH!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 02:32 PM

He wrote some pretty good stuff, for all that.

I don't actually think there are any men's names which aren't liable to be put into service as girls' names.

And isn't "WAUGH!" more the kind of utterance that suggest rather unseemly exhuberance rather than anything? Sort of Sun-reader Page Three stuff (I won't give a blue clicky for that, but Google Page Three + UK to clarify the reference.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Peace
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 07:02 PM

Evelyn Waugh is Irish !

RIGHT, just like St Patrick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 02:34 AM

G'day Peace,

Ah yes ... dear old St Paddy - the only "Irishman" vehemently claimed by the Welsh, Scots ... and the French! (The English probably have just as good a claim, but less inclination.)

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Peace
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 02:39 AM

LOL

Once yer famous, everyone wants ya to have been born somewhere or other--when you already have been. It's a confusing world we live in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Paul Burke
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 03:47 AM

The English have NO claim on St Pat. The Strathclyde Britons probably do, and he was quite likely from Workington.

Didn't Winston Churchill say "better wor Waugh than George Or" (well)?


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 06:30 AM

St Patrick was born in Hull.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 06:36 AM

Last I saw Workington was in England.#

What counts isn't where you are born, it's where you are at home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: greg stephens
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 07:15 AM

St Patrick born in Workington? What complete bollocks. Every schoolboy knows he was born in Whtehaven.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Paul Burke
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 07:22 AM

Sorry, I got it wrong, he got a free transfer to Workington later. One of the greatest front rows of all time, St Pat, St Columba and St Ciaran. BVM at stand off, St John the Baptist at loose forward.

Workington IS in England (sort of). It wasn't though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: ard mhacha
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 07:24 AM

You Limeys can have both of these, the poof and plastic Paddy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: GUEST,mick
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 07:45 AM

Georgian qs Is there a possibility that, if Eveylyn was born in Ireland but his parents were living in London , they may have registered his birthplace as London ? The thought that Ireland's Own may have been mistaken is just too much of an appalling vista - please check your facts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: gnomad
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 08:10 AM

Silly info time: EW's first wife was also called Evelyn, now that could be confusing. Try googling "he Evelyn and she Evelyn", which is supposedly how they were known to some of their circle.

(I don't know whether SHE was Irish)


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 02:31 PM

Only an irisjman could be born in Ireland whis\lst his mum was living in London.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 05:19 PM

can we have Oscar Wilde as well - any more talented poofs you're giving away, we'll take them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 06:17 PM

and francis bacon, we'd like him too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 06:25 PM

Waugh was a shirt tail lifter, why is he treated as one of the greats ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: Fergie
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 08:50 PM

Please lets not use this thread as excuse for homophobia. Evelyn Waugh was in his day considered to be the quintessential uppermiddleclass English gentleman. Just the idea that he was born in Ireland is the epitomy of ironic humour. It scarcely bears thinking about.

Fergus


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 08:58 PM

Here's a picture of him and his wife with six of their seven children.


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Subject: RE: BS: Evelyn Waugh is Irish !
From: open mike
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 04:16 AM

My aunt Evelyn would be surprised to hear
that a man had her name...how did that happen?


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