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Offline space_mutiny

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Irish Sweep?
« on: September 14, 2009, 11:29:02 AM »
We know it's made from people, and we can be reasonably sure that drugs are like it. But what exactly is "Irish Sweep"?

Personally, I think it refers to when a Gaelic person gets a colonic, but I wish I knew for sure...
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Re: Irish Sweep?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 11:37:10 AM »
We know it's made from people, and we can be reasonably sure that drugs are like it. But what exactly is "Irish Sweep"?

Personally, I think it refers to when a Gaelic person gets a colonic, but I wish I knew for sure...

http://theirishsweep.com/


But I doubt that is what was meant

It is also a horse racing term

http://www.pedigreequery.com/irish+sweep
« Last Edit: September 14, 2009, 11:38:45 AM by Bob »


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Re: Irish Sweep?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 01:35:17 PM »
IRISH SWEEP
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Re: Irish Sweep?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 06:32:23 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Hospitals%27_Sweepstake

Possibly?  I'm not sure, but it seems like the oldest possible reference I can find!

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Re: Irish Sweep?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011, 02:04:47 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Hospitals%27_Sweepstake

Possibly?  I'm not sure, but it seems like the oldest possible reference I can find!

E.A.W.

Actually I'm 100% sure that's it - not only that, the entire short was probably nothing more than an advertisement for the sweepstakes, made to look like a motorsport short as to avoid ticking off the British, who were looking to crack down on such things.

Here's a screencap that should seal it:


Irish sweep, everyone. ;)