Re: Green Grow the Rushes Ho

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Posted by Lynne on June 03, 2002 at 08:14:31:

In Reply to: Re: Green Grow the Rushes Ho posted by Fred Cornish on December 23, 2001 at 20:26:40:

: : Hi,

: A followup after following links all night.

: These are the best links I found, and provide a number of possible explanations - including the origins of the word "gringo"!

: http://www.acronet.net/~robokopp/english/greengro.htm

: http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/lookup.cgi?ti=GRNRUSH4

: http://www.cyberwitch.com/wychwood/Temple/songOfTheFaith.htm

: www.stanford.edu/group/wais/gender_defense5201.html
: of the word "gringo". Did it come from the American soldiers who in 1846 marched
: into Mexico singing "Green grow the rushes, oh!"? George brings up Robert Burns ...

: http://www.acronet.net/~robokopp/english/anewdial.htm


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