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How To Say ‘Mess’ in Irish: 14 Ways (and Counting), Starting with ‘praiseach’ Posted by on Sep 12, 2017

(le Róislín) In the most recent blogpost (nasc thíos), we looked at several Irish words for “mess,” inspired by thinking about the phrase “dog’s dinner,” which can either mean “food for dogs,” literally, or “a mess.”  And that was inspired by listening to some radio commentary about Brexit (and btw, do you remember the Irish…

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When Is a Dog’s Dinner Not a ‘Dog’s Dinner’?: Some Irish Vocabulary Notes for “Mess” Posted by on Sep 7, 2017

(le Róislín) I recently heard some commentary on the radio equating the plans for Brexit (Breatimeacht) with a dog’s dinner.  And that got me thinking about another use of caint fháthchiallach / mheafarach, since we talked about the issue in the latest post (nasc thíos). Although “dog’s dinner,” as such, is not a traditional metaphorical…

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Declensions, Generally Speaking Posted by on May 30, 2011

(le Róislín) Next time the gnáthmhionchaint grows tedious at some required but understimulating social event, maybe you’d like to liven up the chat by mentioning declensions.  The conversation could have far-reaching implications, like “When is a category a category?” and “When is a category a sub-category?”  If it’s anything like “adamhach” and “fo-adamhach,” sin scéal…

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Beagáinín Eile faoi Théarmaí Vailintín: “Macushla” Mar Ainm Bó Posted by on Feb 23, 2011

(le Róislín) CGL, Hollywood atá i gceist anseo.  GRMA do Christín as an tagairt (reference) don bhó “Macushla” a sheoladh isteach.  Tá a nóta sna nótaí tráchta (comments) don bhlag seo, 2/17/11 “Níos Mó Téarmaí Vailintín”.    Cuirfidh mé Gaeilge ar ainm an scannáin ina bhfuil “Macushla” in “bónaisteoir tacaíochta” agus b’fhéidir go n-aithneoidh sibhse…

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