Thursday, July 27, 2006

Nine Fine Irishmen

I had an excellent dinner tonight with Terry & Peg and was able to catch up with them. I saw Terry about a year ago when he played in our sort of monthly Texas Hold Em games at Dreamland, but I hadn't seen Peg for maybe 10 years.

We went to the Irish Pub in New York New York called the Nine Fine Irishmen. They have an excellent 4 piece Irish house band and they played some rollicking tunes.

Peg & I were testing each other on trivia and even though she's Irish, she didn't know what "Beyond the Pale" meant..

The phrase beyond the pale, meaning to go beyond the limits of law or decency, was in use by the mid-17th century. The phrase is a reference to the general sense of boundary, not to any of the particular places, such as the English Pale in Ireland, which bore that name. Out of the many pales established in Ireland, (Cork, Dublin, Drogheda, Waterford, and Wexford) only a select few followed the laws established by England, Hence within the Pale and beyond the Pale.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure all other WSOP players will "PALE" in comparison to you!!!

Give 'em heck!

Cuz Vik