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Crap on the British

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on May 15, 2008 at 06:44

In Reply to: Crap on the British posted by Smokey Stover on May 15, 2008 at 01:08:

: : My mother used to say "Crap on the British". She used the expression when she was irritated or angry. She was a young woman WWII and I wondered if anyone else ever heard this expression and where it came from.

: Was your mother Irish? That would make the phrase self-explanatory.

- Except that "crap" wasn't generally current in Irish vernacular till recently; I can't imagine this being a stock phrase in Ireland in WWII. If she was an American of Irish extraction (something very different from being "Irish") that would be self-explanatory. (VSD)