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  •  It is widely believed, but not proven (0+ / 0-)

    That to 'welch on a deal' derives from behaving like a Welshman, thus the reason some people take offense.

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 02:29:57 PM PST

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    •  I have not heard an alternative etymology (4+ / 0-)

      Dictionaries either do not give an etymology, or claim the word was derived from "Welsh" in the mid 1800s. In any case I wasn't taking offense, just using that as a lead-in to suggesting we change the term to "to Walsh."

      Funny thing though how words can be insults without us really knowing, for instance, most people don't know that "to gyp" is an insult against the Romani, otherwise known as gypsies.

      Huh. I suggest we change that term, too. I suggest that when we wish to convey the idea that someone doesn't pay their fair share (like a 13% tax on a multi-million income) we say they have "Romneyed" someone.

    •  only 'cause those damn' Welshmen refuse to (0+ / 0-)

      STAY DEAD....

      "Kenyan-Muslim-Communistic-Expialidocious!"

      by chmood on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 04:15:18 PM PST

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    •  Sort of like how Scotch tape (1+ / 0-)
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      was named because the makers of it were being skimpy on the glue.

      Keep your religion out of my government.

      by catwho on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 08:42:16 PM PST

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