Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 15:38:05 -0500

From: Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VISI.COM

Subject: "Irish Twins"

From the Stumpers list:

Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 14:47:02 -0400 (EDT)

From: Madeline Schulman mschulma[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

To: stumpers-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Subj: ? irish twins

Patrons is looking for the origin and history of the expression "Irish

Twins," believed to be a Mid-Western expression referring to siblings

born very close together -- not actual twins but within a year of each

other. We have checked all our dictionaries and all our books on

slang, regional English, words and phrases, the American language --

in short, our whole R400 section. Does any librarian (perhaps in the

Midwest) have a concrete citation for this phrase?

Dan Goodman


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