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Whisky Galore

Posted by Henry on August 12, 2003

In Reply to: Smashing posted by Torqy 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.