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From: Helen Owens <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Re: PAALLEGH-D Digest V99 #691
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 18:53:03 -0500
Hi Jean, "Lace curtain Irish" was a termed used by the Irish to denote
people of their ethnic group who had a little more money and like to put
on airs.In other words they had enough money to afford curtains. That is
straight from my husband whose family was lace curtain. There were also
"shanty boat irish" meaning an irishman who owned no land and had to
live on a boat. Another was " under the bridge" meaning they could not
even afford a boat so they lived under the bridge. The lowest class was
called pig @#^& irish which was the lowest class. The amou Those are all
the terms he could remember. HELEN L>
> Can anyone tell me what the term "lace curtain Irish" means. My great
> grandparents, who were Irish used this term.
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