OT: Irish blunders

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Nov 17 17:54:04 UTC 2009

For Irish blunders, one can find Hawthorne reporting in an American
magazine that Jonah Barrington tells a tale of an Irishman cutting
off his own head with a scythe.


At 11/17/2009 10:56 AM, Robin Hamilton wrote:
>Serendipitously, moments after reading this post, I found myself, in the
>process of transcribing an eighteenth century play, _The Prison Breaker_
>(Anon., 1724), typing the following: (The speaker is "Blunder, an
>_Blun_.  Well And [?] where is this same _Sbeppard_?  I want to be after
>seeing him, for they say he'll be hang'd soon, and then the Devil won't see

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