Posted in Posts and podcasts

Galway cheek – 1913

Ballybranigan EO'D
Ballybranigan
EO’D
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER 5TH APRIL, 1913 P2
CHEEK (abridged)

“Cheek” in the sense of impudence is an old term. The earliest quotation in Sir James Murray’s dictionary is from Captain Marryat (1840). But it has lately been found in the sixteenth century records of Galway, in the west of Ireland. The municipal rulers decreed that any person giving “cheek” to the mayor should “forfeit 100 shillings and have his body put in prison”.

Author:

B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s