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Re: Wigs on the Green

Posted by David FG on May 16, 2010 at 13:07

In Reply to: Wigs on the Green posted by Sean on May 16, 2010 at 09:02:

: What is the origin of 'Wigs on the Green'?

It's an allusion to a fight so vigorous that the participants wigs would become dislodged (and fall on the 'green' - the ground. Sometimes said to be St Stephen's Green).

It is Irish in origin.

DFG