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Posted By: MartinRyan
30-Jun-00 - 03:14 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Parody of Willie McBride
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Willie McBride
John

Just because it's one, doesn't mean its not the other as well! Its no surprise that Belfast slang would include some Scots. I think the phrase is basically a corruption of "on the borough" i.e. dependant on locally paid unemployment assistance!

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