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From: "Leone Edwards" <>
Subject: Re: [Roscommon-l] First Name: Mick
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 10:56:57 -0700
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I believe 'slipping someone a Mickey' is a shortened form of slipping them a
'Mickey Finn' - maybe this is a derogatory reference to all Irish people, or
to one particular person.
Leone Edwards
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob/ann ryan" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Roscommon-l] First Name: Mick


> In my youth in jersey city,NJ. we roasted potatoes on an outdoor fire and
> called them "roasted mickeys".
> a knockout drink given to an unsuspecting person for whatever reason was
> referred to as "slipping them a mickey".
> Again derogatory reference to the Irish.
>
> Bob Ryan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Callanan" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 4:41 AM
> Subject: RE: [Roscommon-l] First Name: Mick
>
>
> > Mick, Mike, Mikey, Mickey are all pet forms of Michael. The name is so
> > common that "Mick" (like "Paddy") has become a mildly racist way of
> > referring to any Irishman.
> >
> > You may not need to know this (!) but in my Dublin school days "Mickey"
> was
> > the most common slang word for penis!
> >
> > Richard Callanan
> > London, England.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Susan Hayes [mailto:]
> > Sent: 24 May 2001 07:21
> > To:
> > Subject: [Roscommon-l] First Name: Mick
> >
> >
> > Hello to All,
> >
> > Is the first name Mick a nickname or a true given name? What does it
> stand
> > for?
> >
> > Thanks as always for your help,
> >
> > Susan
> > Seattle, WA
> >
> > ______________________________
>
>


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