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Re: Corker

Posted by David FG on January 13, 2005

In Reply to: Corker posted by Chris Kruger on January 13, 2005

: I just wanted to post another entymology for the word "corker" I was provided with by word of mouth. I'm curious to hear other peoples thoughts on this.

: During the 1600's the Spanish Armada operated around the area of Country Cork in Ireland. The inevitable interbreeding of Spanish and Irish in this region created exotic looking offspring leading the to stereotype of beautiful women coming from county Cork. Hence the idea of "She's a real corker"

: Thoughts?

Being from the County Cork, I am, of course gorgeous, but I rather doubt that that is the origin of the word 'corker'.

DFG