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Re: Whisky Galore

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.