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From ‘Buatais’ to ‘Bútáil’ — And Why Do We Say ‘ReBOOTing’ Anyway?  Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

(le Róislín) Bhuel, I guess the word “bootstrap” bridges the gap between a “boot” (buatais) as a physical item, and “booting” (bútáil), as in “starting a computer.” So what is the Irish for “bootstrap”?  Ironically, the most common word for the original idea of a physical bootstrap takes us back to “bróg” not “buatais.”   As…

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Buataisí, Buataisíní, agus Búiteanna: Variations on a theme of “boot” in Irish Posted by on Jul 28, 2015

(le Róislín) In some previous blog posts (naisc thíos), there were passing references to the Irish words for boot (buatais) and bootees (buataisíní).  Perhaps this would be a good time to look further into those words and check out “búiteanna” as well. So let’s start with the basics, and then we’ll look at some additional…

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