Posted by Jock on August 12, 2003
In Reply to: Whisky Galore posted by Henry 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.
And, what's more, there're still a few of us Scots who still speak the Gaelic.