A "Narrowback" (Hivven Help Him)Speaks for the Irish
YOU don't have to look at me through green-colored glasses to see that I'm Irish. By name and by features I bear the unmistakable stamp of the Emerald Isle. But to the people of the Ould Sod, I am what they call a 'Narrowback'--one who is born of Irish parentage in this country and considered by them to be Irish in name only.
Consequently, I expect to get my come-uppance for my presumption in acting as their self-appointed spokesman.
The Irish, God love 'em, are first in many things. At times it almost seems that they are first, numerically speaking, in Alcoholics Anonymous....