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Posted By: MartinRyan
26-Mar-15 - 12:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Twang Man
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Twang Man
Nice notes, Thompson. Two points:

1. I think "mot" is usually given Dutch rather than Latin roots, with an "r" lost. Once common throughout "these islands". Basically a whore or low woman.


2. Re "twang" - I think your mother was being polite!

Regards

p.s. I went to school in Donore Avenue, just down the road from Dolphin's Barn, in the '50's!