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Eamonnca1

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"Patrons"
« on: November 09, 2011, 06:23:04 PM »
What's all this business about the word "patron" being a new invention? I remember sitting in the old stands of Croke Park on the wooden seats when I was a wee lad and the word "patron" was used by the stadium announcers all the time. I remember it used at Clones, at Casement, throughout the GAA and nobody batted an eyelid and nobody thought ill of it.  Why has it suddenly become a bone of contention? Why have people got such short memories?

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Re: "Patrons"
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 06:30:25 PM »
Why have people ... what?

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 06:54:10 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 10:23:00 PM »
I always thought it was short for patronise. :-X