Posted by Mogli on October 14, 2001 at 14:43:51:
In Reply to: Re: Baluba posted by Slink on October 13, 2001 at 17:07:47:
Quote below from dictionary of slang:
Baluba (n): "stop acting like a Baluba". Horseplay, rough housing. Derived from the Baluba tribe Belgian Congo. Several Irish soldiers killed by them in the early 1960s.
On the serious side it was Ireland's first encounter with overseas warfare - Conor Cruise O'Brien was the United Nations representative at the time.
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