Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 21:44:03 -0500 From: Peggy Smith 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. Peggy Smith