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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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The Nuts and Bolts of, well, Boltaí agus Cnónna (agus Scriúnna agus Tairní, for good measure!) Posted by on May 30, 2012

(le Róislín) In the last blog, about “cluasa” (ears)  I happened to mention the phrase “cluaisín scriú” (the wing of a screw), since it’s based on the word for ear.  “Cluaisín” [KLOO-ish-een] literally means “little ear.”  That got me thinking about how such items are made and categorized.  This blog will just be skimming the…

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