Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 21:44:03 -0500
From: Peggy Smith dj611[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU
Subject: help with a word history
Is there anyone who can provide me with a brief history of the phrase
"welsh (or welch) on a bet"? Does it have an ethnic origin and if so,
what exactly is the stereotype I have been inadvertently perpetrating
in using the expression?
Thanks for your help.