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

Jul 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 66,239 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Jan 31st 2017, 6:18 PM 21,078 Views 4 Comments

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

# etymology - Saturday 7 June, 2014

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

7 everyday items you're definitely calling the wrong name

Jun 7th 2014, 9:30 AM 36,559 Views 50 Comments

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

# etymology - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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

May 25th 2014, 8:15 PM 130,255 Views 70 Comments

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

# etymology - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The effing amazing origins of 6 expletives
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The effing amazing origins of 6 expletives

Dec 14th 2013, 5:00 PM 22,359 Views 41 Comments

Hell, no.

# etymology - Sunday 14 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,406 Views 39 Comments

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

5 everyday words that are actually a little bit racist
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From The Daily Edge
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5 everyday words that are actually a little bit racist

Jun 23rd 2012, 9:15 AM 29,359 Views 34 Comments

Have you accidentally been using racial slurs? Probably.