[PD] you can stop renaming Pd now, thanks
pi at attacksyour.net
Sat Aug 9 11:53:14 CEST 2003
The family settled initially in Co. Meath, and a
branch then established itself in Galway, where
they rapidly became one of the strongest of the
Tribes of Galway; one of their number, James
Lynch, mayor in 1493, is reputed to have hanged
his own son for murder when no one else could be
found to carry out the sentence.
i was there - they even have a memorial for
him. bad bad word.
On Fri, 8 Aug 2003, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Aug 2003, Larry Troxler wrote:
> > Actually I didn't know that - I for one just think of "lynching" as
> > synomynous with "beating". Then again, I could just be an ignorant,
> > racist, American ;-)
> my dictionary says "to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without
> legal sanction"
> which is also always how I've seen the word used
> and that's a bit more than just beating up.
> Mathieu Bouchard http://artengine.ca/matju
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