Soup Kitchen (1831) & Bread Line

Jonathon Green slang at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Wed Oct 16 17:29:21 UTC 2002

The term I know is 'souper', meaning 'a convert from Roman Catholicism to
Protestantism'; such conversions, however nominal, were often achieved by
the appeal of Protestant missionaries in Ireland handing out free soup,
originally at the time of the great famine of 1845-7.

Jonathon Green

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