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Taig (also "Teague") is a slang term used by some in Scotland and Northern Ireland to refer to Irish Roman Catholics. It is derived from the Irish name Tadhg, considered to be "the man on the street" (i.e. the average Irish person you would meet anywhere), and it is generally considered to be highly offensive. Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto) (French for God and my right)4 Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages none English is the most widely used language; Irish has official recognition. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Tadhg is an Irish name that was very common in the past, especially in the 17th century, but had become extremely rare by the 20th century. ...


The use of the term as an insult originates in the 17th century, in the sectarian conflicts arising out of the Plantations of Ireland. (See also Early Modern Ireland 1536-1691) It appears in the satirical Williamite ballad Lilliburlero which was composed in the late 1680s, in the line: Ho brother Taig hast thou heard the decree?. In 1698, an English writer named John Dunton wrote a mocking account of Ireland titled Teague Land - or A Ramble with the Wild Irish. Sectarianism is an adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination, it also usually involves a rejection of those not a member of ones sect. ... Plantations in 16th and 17th century Ireland were the seizure of land owned by the native Irish and granting of it to colonists (planters) from Britain. ... The Reformation, before which, in 1536, Henry VIII broke with Papal authority, fundamentally changed Ireland. ... Williamite refers to the followers of William III of England who deposed James II in the Glorious Revolution. ... Lillibullero is a march that sets the words of a satirical ballad generally attributed to Lord Thomas Wharton to music by Henry Purcell. ... John Dunton (May 4, 1659 -1733) was an English bookseller and author. ...


Taig is also the last name of one of the biggest SG-1 supporters in Melbourne


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Taig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (187 words)
Taig (also "Teague") is a slang term used by some in Scotland and Northern Ireland to refer to Irish Roman Catholics.
The use of the term as an insult originates in the 17th century, in the sectarian conflicts arising out of the Plantations of Ireland.
Taig is also the last name of one of the biggest SG-1 supporters in Melbourne
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