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Re: O' Carolyn Skull ???

Posted by Smokey Stover on February 07, 2005

In Reply to: Re: O' Carolyn Skull ??? posted by Lewis the White Knight on February 07, 2005

: : I have an English assignment to learn the definition and origin of this word/phrase. I cannot find ANY reference to it or any thing like it on the WWW, or in any encyclopedia or dictionary, etymology or otherwise. I've tried different spellings : O. Carolyn Skull,
: : O'Carolyn Skull, O' Carolyn's Skull, etc... I have even looked in Gaelic dictionaries.

: : Has anyone out there heard of this? If so, where can I find the definition and origin of it? Thank you so much in advance,
: : Cindy

: I suspected that your spelling was wrong and I knew of a drink called Carolans, so I googled skull + carolans and found the following page which I think you will find useful.

: http://www.folkworld.de/20/e/toms.html

: A great academic may not know everything, but they know where to look...

: L

Very interesting and very informative, Sir Knight. But English assignment? Where, in graduate school? Possibly in college, but certainly not in high school. Anyway, congratulations to Lewis for figuring this out. SS