Posted by Henry on August 12, 2003
In Reply to: Smashing posted by Torqy on August 12, 2003
: just found this one out
: it's from the Irish "is maith sinn"
: pronounced : is my sinn
: literally "this is good"
: also check out the route of the word "Galore"
Don't forget the Scots spoke Gaelic too!
The film of Whisky Galore was released in France as Whisky, a-Go-Go. It enjoyed such success that a night-club was opened bearing the name, and the phrase came into common usage.