Submariner [was "thousand-yard stare"] (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Aug 2 14:03:46 UTC 2010

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
Behalf Of
> Robin Hamilton
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 7:37 AM
> Subject: Re: Submariner [was "thousand-yard stare"] (UNCLASSIFIED)
> > An Irish joke? Like bread for left and cheese for right.
> Probably not (if by "Irish Joke", you mean one drawing on the alleged
> characteristics of the Irish, such as, "How many Irishmen does it take
> change a lightbulb?" which later mutated into "How many Provos does it
> and in singularly twisted form, "How do members of Continuity IRA
change a
> lightbulb?" -- OK, I made up the bit about the Continuity [also known
as the
> Real] IRA, but then ...).

So, uh, how many Irishmen/Provos/etc. _does_ it take to change a
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