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Re: Sinclairs by mistake?
I am so glad to see other Sinclairs use the word obtuse! We call our 14 year old
son obtuse (lovingly) because he has such a high I.Q. but is so "obtuse" on some
It was a word his cousins (same age mol), who are also very intelligent, had never
heard used to refer to someone who just didn't get it. We love the odd words.
Thanks for the smile this morning!
John Duguid wrote:
> Alexander Sinclairs book states
> > The Gaelic form of the name Sinclair is Singlear. The Sinclairs of
> >Argyleshire call themselves Clann-na-Cearda or the Children of the craft or
> >trade. It is probable that the name was given them by their neighbours >would
> naturally take for gratned that Singlear meant shingler or >flax-dresser. The
> Sinclairs of Argyll are out-and -out Highlanders. >
> Forgive me for being obtuse but does this mean that argyle Sinclairs may have
> no real clain to be descended from the Norman/Scandiavian Sinclairs?
> Yours Aye
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