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Irishisms: Blather, Blarney, Blessings and everything else we say in Ireland

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Irishisms: Blather, Blarney, Blessings and everything else we say in Ireland by Ronan Moore

While officially in Ireland we may have only two languages, in truth is it is probably closer to three: English, Irish and Irish-English. And it is this third language, Irish-English, that most of us on our fair island now speak.

Irishisms examines many of the words and phrases that colour this unique language and in doing so attempts to shed light on all the wonderful ways we have for saying how average we are, what we really mean when we say sorry, how to describe your level of insobriety, the difference between a wagon and a weapon and when awful is better than savage.

Irishisms: Blather, Blarney, Blessings and everything else we say in Ireland - About the Author

Ronan Moore is a secondary-school English teacher whose writing is thankfully a lot better than his spelling. When not trying to get students to stand on their desks and look at the world in a different light, he is trying to get them off the tables to take down their homework. Irishisms is a follow up to the two hugely successful books Irishology and Irishography

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Irishisms: Blather, Blarney, Blessings and everything else we say in Ireland by Ronan Moore

While officially in Ireland we may have only two languages, in truth is it is probably closer to three: English, Irish and Irish-English. And it is this third language, Irish-English, that most of us on our fair island now speak.

Irishisms examines many of the words and phrases that colour this unique language and in doing so attempts to shed light on all the wonderful ways we have for saying how average we are, what we really mean when we say sorry, how to describe your level of insobriety, the difference between a wagon and a weapon and when awful is better than savage.

Irishisms: Blather, Blarney, Blessings and everything else we say in Ireland - About the Author

Ronan Moore is a secondary-school English teacher whose writing is thankfully a lot better than his spelling. When not trying to get students to stand on their desks and look at the world in a different light, he is trying to get them off the tables to take down their homework. Irishisms is a follow up to the two hugely successful books Irishology and Irishography

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Additional Information
Book Genre Non Fiction, Reference
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Hardback
Publisher Gill Books
Number of pages 352
Dimensions 13.2 x 2.8 x 17.6 cm
ISBN 9780717175512
Date of Publication 27 Oct. 2017
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • A must for all philologists
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