Religion and fly fishing: taking Norman Maclean ..
The statement is literally true for within 48 hours of his passing, heperformed an extremely difficult operation of which 30 years before he was one ofthe founders. Named in his honor is the main auditorium of Maine's second largest hospitalwhere he practiced all his life.
if I’ve been following in Norman Maclean’s footsteps much of my life
The Masons were perhaps more influential than the Orangemen in Scotland. Freemasonry still has a disproportionately large Scottish membership, and is strongly identified with Protestantism. Though they did not go in for public displays of racism (or anything else) their rituals, loyalty to the Sovereign and male networking amongst groups with marked Unionist associations all reinforced a socialisation process. It kept the Catholic Irish as outsiders, excluded from influence and mainstream public life. Skilled positions in industry were also difficult to obtain. Bairds in Coatbridge, a town with a large Catholic population, did not have a Catholic member of the skilled engineers' union until 1931.
Scotland was no exception to this rule. Indeed the Irish who came here appear to have struggled longer than those who settled almost anywhere else. Though overwhelmingly of Irish extraction, even by 1900 most Catholics were Scottish-born. Yet they were still known as 'Irish' up until around the Second World War. Unionist hegemony up until the 1960s marginalised them from public life, and the interwar years sparked attempts to scapegoat them for the crisis that anyone familiar with racism would instantly recognise. The residue of 'sectarianism' in modern Scotland came from this, and if the subject now seems out of date and irrelevant, we should perhaps ask ourselves why it wasn't raised more when it was an everyday experience for a large minority of our population.
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Matthew Parris once called 'cunt' "a word beginning with 'c', which I couldn't possibly repeat" (Rod Liddle, 2001), and in keeping with this is the commonest 'cunt' euphemism: 'the c-word' (not to be confused with 'crossword', which is sometimes abbreviated to 'c-word'). Simon Carr reports that his children confuse 'the c-word' with "the K-word" (2001). He also quotes their confusion over 'cunt' itself: "Mummy, clint! That's a rude word, isn't it? Clint!". Paul Merton joked about a similar misunderstanding on : "You should see how he spells 'Clinton'!" (John FD Northover, 1992[b]). Ruth Wajnryb writes "the 'SEE'-word" (2004), to distinguish it from the hard 'c' sound of 'cunt'.