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Uibheacha Friochta and other ‘egg’ terms in Irish Posted by on Aug 30, 2014

(le Róislín) Last blog we talked about “ispíní” and other breakfast foods, including some brief references to “uibheacha friochta,” “uibheacha scrofa,” “uibheacha scallta,” and “uibheacha bogbhruite.” Let’s take a look at a few more terms referring to eggs, ways to cook them, types of eggs, and maybe a seanfhocal or two.  Can you think of…

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Speaking of ‘ispíní” and other breakfast foods in Irish Posted by on Aug 25, 2014

(le Róislín) I’ll take “an tsiosarnach” and “an t-ispín,” please.  Trying to “have” my “císte” and eat it too, I guess.  So, yes, although most of the time I try to have breakfast foods like iógart, múslaí, torthaí, and leite (le coirce “cruach-ghearrtha is fearr!), I have to admit I’m reasonably fond of the bricfeasta…

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Ón Teanga Taíno go Gaeilge (‘barabicu’ go ‘beárbaiciú’) Posted by on May 22, 2014

(le Róislín) In the last blog, we referred to “séasúr na mbeárbaiciúnna” (barbecue season) while discussing the Irish word “citseap” (from the Chinese ‘kôe-chiap’ or its Malay variation).  This blog will look more closely at the word “beárbaiciú” itself, which, clearly enough, means “barbecue.”  Or should that be “barbeque”?  Or “bar-b-q”?   Or BBQ?  Or, “the…

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