Sunday, July 02, 2006

True Western Truth #203

In the Squinty-eyed American Old West, it was considered extremely impolite to dress up like an Irish man and start courting your neighbor's daughter in the hope he'd be so aghast that he'd burst a vessel in his head and then you could claim his well as your own. No, if you wanted your neighbor's well, you had to take it like a gentleman--by shooting him with a gun until he died. Disguising yourself as an Irish man and wooing his daughter to induce an aneurysm was strictly off limits and simply wasn't to be done.

8 Comments:

At 11:16 PM, Blogger Ari said...

Yeah, Latty, in the Old West just like now, better dead than Irish.

Slainte.

::gulps whiskey clutched in a fish-pale hand::

 
At 4:54 AM, Anonymous Paranoid Princess said...

What was the position on dressing as an irish woman and wooing his son?

 
At 5:11 AM, Blogger Peter said...

As distinct from now-a-days when dressing up as an Irish man and wooing your neighbors daughter is an everyday occurance.

 
At 6:30 AM, Blogger Isaac said...

In this way, I am glad things have changed.

 
At 7:47 AM, Blogger defiant goddess said...

I am really glad you cleared that up for me cuz I was just thinking about that ... :)

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger Trevor Record said...

Of course, rude people existed even back then.

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Dude, just buy some Evian.

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Latigo Flint said...

Guid forder Ari. Guid forder right back. (I'm a quarter Irish of course--that's what no one knows except you.)

They'd never blink an eye--so long as marriage didn't enter the picture. Double standards Paranoid Princess, double standards you know...

'ello Peter. 'ow's your daughter tonight? (Wait, is ‘at Cockney? 'at is Cockney, idinit?)

Have they really though, Isaac?

Happy to oblige Renée, happy to oblige.

Yeah Trevor, I reckon they did. Difference is we were allowed to cut 'em back then.

Is that a brand of whiskey LBB? I must confess I’m unfamiliar with it.

 

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