[internetworkers] Tiny tech support?
biglee at haslups.com
Sat Feb 28 09:05:42 EST 2004
>Yeah it's an entirely american thing, and a waste of good beer, next
>thing you know you'll be putting fruit in beer.
The term "Black and Tan" was originally used in and around county
Limerick in Ireland to refer to a pack of hounds. It was subsequently
applied to British Army Irregulars sent to put down the Easter uprising
in 1920. In that context it referred to the colors of their uniforms
and, because of the "pack of dogs" tie-in it was mildly insulting. In
Ireland it is sometimes used to describe a popular drink made with 1/2
stout and 1/2 light ale, more commonly called a "half-and-half." The
popularity of the name tends to depend on where you are in Ireland. It
can be used without starting a fight in Protestant areas of Ireland and
in most of the rest of the British Empire.
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