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> False Blarney Stone, Have you kissed the wrong one?
starlagurl
post Feb 26 2008, 10:29 AM
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I guess people have been kissing the wrong Blarney Stone in Ireland!
Have you been there? Do you feel cheated???
A new study says that people are kissing the wrong stone, because of safety reasons...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/europe/t...ain-786144.html

Well, Sir Winston Churchill kissed the Blarney Stone, and it worked for him, didn't it? He was, after all, one of the world's greatest orators. It shows, doesn't it, that there's substance to the legend that it bestows eloquence?

Except that, if a new book on Cork's Blarney Castle is correct, Sir Winston may have kissed the wrong stone and must therefore owe his rhetorical skills to other factors.

Right castle, wrong stone, is the verdict of an archaeologist and architectural historian, Mark Samuel, who has researched the castle and the stone which has for centuries been said to bestow those whose lips touch it with the power to persuade, flatter, coax and soft-soap.


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