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#Etymology

# etymology - Sunday 28 July, 2019

The Irish For: Maura Higgins has brought the word 'shift' to a new audience - but where does it come from?

Shifting is a regional use of a global term, so you can’t just search for the first recorded incidence – you have to look at context.

# etymology - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge People 'make a hames' of things every day, but what is a 'hames' anyway? We investigate Words Words Words

People 'make a hames' of things every day, but what is a 'hames' anyway? We investigate

The very Irish phrase is probably not very Irish in origin.

# etymology - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 everyday items you're definitely calling the wrong name Say What?

7 everyday items you're definitely calling the wrong name

And you hadn’t the clue, the entire damn time.

# etymology - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 very interesting origins of Irish slang words Geebag

8 very interesting origins of Irish slang words

Those words. The good ones. Where do they come from?

# etymology - Saturday 14 December, 2013

# etymology - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Column: Yola and Fingalian – the forgotten ancient English dialects of Ireland

Yola was a fascinating mediaeval English dialect only spoken in Wexford which, along with Fingallian in Co Dublin, demonstrates the rich, multicultural society that was ancient Ireland, writes Damian Shiels.

# etymology - Saturday 23 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge 5 everyday words that are actually a little bit racist Bad Language This post contains images

5 everyday words that are actually a little bit racist

Have you accidentally been using racial slurs? Probably.