Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Guillaume37, Apr 9, 2007.
Does anyone have any clue as to what paddy rollers are ? Food ?
Is there any context you can offer? I've heard of paddy wagons, which are police wagons.
"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.
I looked it up on google, the paddy-rollers were a violent rascist group, much like the ku klux klan.
By the way, Curly, I've just seen that you're Irish. No offence meant with this "paddy" query, right ?
Oh oh cross-postings here ! Thanks a lot, Curly ! (Well, I might have googled, mightn't I ?)
None at all froggy Look up paddywagons , they were also to do with rascism.
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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