Scotch-Irish-L ArchivesArchiver > Scotch-Irish > 1998-02 > 0886660035
Subject: Re: Fw: The Irish in America
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 01:27:15 EST
In a message dated 98-02-02 23:45:14 EST, writes:
<< The reason the Ulster Scots are not called "Irish" except by the
ignorant is that they are different from the Irish. One can argue
that at the most basic level they are of the same racial stock as
all the other folk on the British Isles (by the way, do you mind
being called "British"???), but as time passed they felt themselves,
the British felt them to be, and the indiginous Irish themselves
felt them to be different.
They were generally different by religion, origin, and culture.
You said it. :-)
Would you care to point out these general differences?
Thanks in advance.