ety. of "shanty"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 29 14:02:12 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:45 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> This sounds suspiciously like a contribution from the "How the Entire English Lexicon Derived from Irish" guy who used to post here regularly.

He has since had his work published. Available from And
you thought he got his etymologies from the bottom of a jug of Wild
Irish Rose! Well, publication doesn't preclude that possibility, I

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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