I hope people can remain civil in this thread. I'm interested in the origins of certain terms used to insult either community in Northern Ireland. Most of us know where the likes of 'fenian' comes from (19th C. Irish revolutionaries) as well as 'hun' (Queen's German ancestry). A couple I am not sure of, however, are 'black b*****d' and 'taig'? Maybe somebody could enlighten me. No childish nonsense, please. Plenty of other threads for that.