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"American Wake" is a 2004 drama/romance film written by Maureen Foley and Billy Smith and directed by Maureen Foley.

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Google previewCeltic Music (2001)

A Complete Guide by June Skinner Sawyers

The American wake is a variation of waking. It symbolized death, for in all likelihood it was assumed that the nineteenth- century emigrant would never return. To loved ones and friends back home, departing was equivalent to death. There was ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol (2014)

Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives by Scott C. Martin

The modern American wake is a somber affair, with people wearing black or other dark clothing unless the deceased or survivors specify otherwise. The tobacco and snuff are out of fashion now, but they remain in use ceremonially at wakes.

Google previewA Dictionary of Hiberno-English (2006)

The Irish Use of English by Terence Patrick Dolan

" 'American wake', a meeting of friends with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

brated with the so-called American wake—many of today's Irish in America return annually. The distinctions among Irish Americans, American Irish (Irish-born living in America, though some wholly reject the term), and “the Irish in America” ( the ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

7, 1982 American Wake. noun. a farewell party for those emigrating to America in the late C19 and early C20 IRELAND They used to have parties in the old ...

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