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Re: The expression that someone may have taken the soup
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 20:04 GMT (UK) »
It is perhaps implicit in some of the previous responses, but I just want to point out that there is both  a specific and a general meaning to this expression.

The original specific meaning is literally that for someone who converted at one of the evangelical soup kitchens, which were not confined to the time of the Great Famine.

By extension, however, it was applied to **anyone** who converted, whether they had anything to do with a soup kitchen, or not, and was used for many generations after the actual original events.
BRENNANx2 Davidstown/Taghmon,Ballybrennan; COOPER St.Helens; CREAN Raheennaskeagh/Ballywalter; COSGRAVE Castlebridge; CULLEN Lady's Island; CULLETON Forth Commons;CURRAN Hillbrook; DOYLE Clonee/Tombrack; FOX Knockbrandon; FURLONG Moortown; HAYESx2 Walsheslough/Wexford; McGILL Litter; MORRIS Forth Commons; PIERCE Lady's Island; POTTS Bennettstown; REDMOND Ballygarrett; ROCHEx2 Wexford; ROCHFORD Ballysampson/Ballyhit; SHERIDAN Monadurtlow; SINNOTT Wexford; SMYTH Gerry/Oulart; WALSH Kilrane/Wexford

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