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The Irish phrase for “breech birth” (yet another use of the Irish word ‘tóin’) Posted by on Jul 23, 2018

(le Róislín) About 20 years ago, before the ease of using online dictionaries, I remember hunting high and low for the Irish for “breech birth.”  I recently noticed the phrase included in and thought it might be of interest for this blog. There are at least three ways to express the concept.  One is…

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An Focal “Twerking” i nGaeilge (Yet Another “tv+vowel” Word!) Posted by on Oct 11, 2013

(le Róislín) I started pondering this question shortly after the Miley Cyrus escapades broke the news but I simply thought I’d eventually do a blog on the various words used to describe what “twerking” is, like “gyrate,” “thrust,” etc.  I wasn’t sure if the powers that be in the Irish vocabulary world would decide on…

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