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From: Christopher Wright <>
Subject: Re: GLAMORGAN-D Digest V01 #396
Date: Wed, 30 May 01 11:27:17 -0500
>Concise English Dictionary:
>Taffy - a slang word or nickname for a Welshman [C17 < the supposed Welsh
>pronunciation of Davy ( < David ,Welsh - Dafydd), a common Welsh Christian
I think calling a Welshman 'Taffy' is not altogether complimentary, as
the nursery rhyme goes, 'Taffy was a Welshman/ Taffy was a thief/Taffy
came to my house/ and stole a roast of beef.' I'd be a little careful how
I used the term.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
| this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
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