2011-03-07 17:11:30 UTC
[Father and mother debate whether to send Stephen to a Jesuit college]
— I never liked the idea of sending him to the christian brothers
myself, said Mrs Dedalus.
— Christian brothers be damned! said Mr Dedalus. Is it with Paddy
Stink and Micky Mud? No, let him stick to the jesuits in God's name
since he began with them. They'll be of service to him in after years.
Those are the fellows that can get you a position.
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
" Paddy Stink and Micky Mud": derogatory names for the Irish?