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Southron

Postby Grogie » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:15 pm

This is a name for an inhabitant of the southern part of a country. Formerly, it was a name given to Englishmen by Scotsmen.
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Postby Stargzer » Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:38 pm

Quick definitions (Southron)


(n.) An inhabitant of the more southern part of a country; formerly, a name given in Scotland to any Englishman.


Of course, we can't print the name given to Englishmen by Irishmen in this family-oriented forum . . . :shock:
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Postby KatyBr » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:05 pm

Stargzer wrote:
Quick definitions (Southron)




Of course, we can't print the name given to Englishmen by Irishmen in this family-oriented forum . . . :shock:

Is there an equally non-family word given to the Irish by the English or are they too reserved, polite for that?

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Postby Stargzer » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:43 pm

KatyBr wrote:
Stargzer wrote:
Quick definitions (Southron)




Of course, we can't print the name given to Englishmen by Irishmen in this family-oriented forum . . . :shock:

Is there an equally non-family word given to the Irish by the English or are they too reserved, polite for that?

Kt


Probably. I'm sure the Scots have other words for Englishmen. I'm told that the flower called a Sweet William was named after Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, who put down the Jacobite Rising of 1745 - 1746, which is why it's called a Stinking Billy by the Scots. :)
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Postby KatyBr » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:59 pm

I have dianthus in my garden. I like it.

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Postby PaxFelix » Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:54 am

Tolkein used the word on one of his maps. I never realized it was in play in English -- thought it was from one of his mythical vocabularies.
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