1. Guillaume37 Senior Member

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    France / French
    Does anyone have any clue as to what paddy rollers are ? Food ?
     
  2. curly

    curly Senior Member

    English - Ireland
    Is there any context you can offer? I've heard of paddy wagons, which are police wagons.
     
  3. Guillaume37 Senior Member

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    "One of his huge hands had been mutilated by paddyrollers." (John Edgar Wideman, The Cattle Killing, Houghton Mifflin, 1996, p. 63)

    That's why food seems impossible here.
     
  4. curly

    curly Senior Member

    English - Ireland
    I looked it up on google, the paddy-rollers were a violent rascist group, much like the ku klux klan.
     
  5. Guillaume37 Senior Member

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    France / French
    :) By the way, Curly, I've just seen that you're Irish. No offence meant with this "paddy" query, right ? :)
     
  6. Guillaume37 Senior Member

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    Oh oh cross-postings here ! Thanks a lot, Curly ! (Well, I might have googled, mightn't I ?)
     
  7. curly

    curly Senior Member

    English - Ireland
    None at all froggy ;) Look up paddywagons , they were also to do with rascism.
     
  8. Nyneve922 New Member

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    English - United States
    It's usually spelled "patty rollers". It's a corruption of "patrollers", people who hunted for and captured runaway slaves back in American slavery days. Nothing to do with Irish people at all.
     

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