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#Language

# language - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life Bad Language

9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life

@Words is a new Twitter account you should probably be following.

# language - Monday 22 June, 2015

Barack Obama used the n-word while discussing racism Straight Talking This post contains videos

Barack Obama used the n-word while discussing racism

The US President was speaking on a comedian’s podcast.

# language - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Here's why the Internet of Things is going to change everything you do

And chances are you already own something which has said capabilities.

# language - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

That 'other referendum' could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution

Given the significant gap that currently exists in the translation of Bunreacht na hÉireann, there is a good reason to pass this second referendum.

# language - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Only two of 32 councils are fully complying with laws to provide services in Irish

Donegal and Laois county councils were the only bodies fully compliant.

# language - Monday 6 April, 2015

Do we care enough about Irish to keep it alive?

I have next to no Irish and I’m embarrassed by that… yet I don’t think I’ll ever learn.

# language - Friday 6 March, 2015

Hiberno-English is part of what makes us Irish – so let's celebrate it!

As Ireland becomes more multicultural, let’s not abandon such linguistic gems as ‘hot press’ and ‘yoke’.

# language - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working?

One supermarket chain is requesting staff to only speak the language while working.

Supermarket apologises after telling staff to only speak in English

The policy included rest breaks.

# language - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Why SHOULD Irish get full EU support? Not enough of us speak it.

Translating documents is a waste of time and money considering the amount of people who choose to actually work through Irish.

# language - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 14 words and phrases that have a totally different meaning in Dublin The Fair City

14 words and phrases that have a totally different meaning in Dublin

Excuse me, what does that mean? “Ask me bollix.”

# language - Friday 16 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge You need to hear this Swedish city's very strange word for 'yes' Ssshuu

You need to hear this Swedish city's very strange word for 'yes'

It makes no sense. You’ll love it.

# language - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 excellent long-lost words you should definitely start using again Way With Words

10 excellent long-lost words you should definitely start using again

Word Warriors want you to forget about ‘selfies’ and ‘bae’.

# language - Monday 29 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Did you know there are 100 ways to say 'How are you?' as Gaeilge? Conas Atá Tú

Did you know there are 100 ways to say 'How are you?' as Gaeilge?

‘Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?’ is but one of MANY.

# language - Monday 8 December, 2014

'Irish language for third-level entry shouldn't be a rule', universities told Briseadh Na Rialacha This post contains a poll

'Irish language for third-level entry shouldn't be a rule', universities told

Only for Irish language courses according to a task group report.

# language - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Offended by 'curry my yoghurt'? Gregory Campbell thinks you need a 'humour bypass' LOL JUST KIDDING This post contains videos

Offended by 'curry my yoghurt'? Gregory Campbell thinks you need a 'humour bypass'

The DUP politician said he does not regret the comments and will not apologise.

# language - Friday 10 October, 2014

Former RTÉ head criticises Kenny over "less than fluent" Gaeltacht minister

Cathal Goan made the comments as he launched a new online Irish news site.

# language - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

# language - Monday 22 September, 2014

Almost 3,000 children are waiting over a year for speech and language therapy

On average, there are 162 children for each speech and language therapist in Ireland.

# language - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Column: How does colour affect our way of seeing the world?

Language affects worldview in minuscule ways, as a study of colour perception has shown.

# language - Friday 12 September, 2014

Opinion: 'Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all'

The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.

# language - Monday 4 August, 2014

Column: How social media is changing language

Pay attention to discussions in your social networks and you can spot emerging new words, new uses of words — and maybe even coin one yourself.

# language - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Opinion: Does learning a second language lead to a new identity?

Speakers can feel liberated by the ‘voice’ they discover in a new language.

# language - Monday 21 July, 2014

Did you know the Oireachtas offers Irish and French classes?

They do. And it cost nearly €18,000 last year.

# language - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Why are some foreigners being "ridiculed" for learning Irish?

Students at Conradh na Gaeilge told one documentary maker about the attitudes their Irish friends had towards them learning the language.

# language - Friday 18 July, 2014

The Gaeltacht Minister wants you to join him on 'a journey' to improve his Irish

Dúirt an tAire McHugh: “Léiríonn mó chás-sa an saol mar atá sé do go leor de mhuintir na tíre seo.”

# language - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Opinion: The rights of the Deaf community have just been spectacularly undermined

Recent claims by the Government that it would support the development of key services through Irish Sign Language have been seriously undermined by the news that one national Deaf advocacy organisation has been forced to closed down.

# language - Monday 7 July, 2014

Video: Error-laden pidgin or creative creole? The Irish of the Gaelscoil

Is the mixture of Irish vocabulary and English grammar spoken by students in immersion courses simply incorrect language… or a linguistic gem?

# language - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Opinion: The deepening relationship between Ireland and China

Even by the standards of the last four decades, China is now in a period of great change – and its continuing rise offers new opportunities for Ireland.

# language - Monday 16 June, 2014

Opinion: With Bloomsday upon us, let's be inspired to pay attention to the details

Joyce took extreme liberty with language and we celebrate his genius – but when are rules NOT meant to be broken?

# language - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It's absolutely essential for the classroom

Let’s teach children how to think – not what to think.

# language - 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.

# language - Monday 19 May, 2014

How many Ballyduffs are there? What about Ballymurphys?

Placenames translator Logainm.ie have added interactive maps to its website

# language - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late

The BAI agreed with RTÉ that the word has a broader meaning.

# language - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 simple grammar rules EVERYONE should know Top Of The Class

7 simple grammar rules EVERYONE should know

Grammar is fun! Well, not really. But it helps.

# language - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Column: Let’s stop the blame game about learning Irish

Recognising Ireland’s place in an international context allows us to explore the real reasons for our widespread weakness in learning Irish, as well as foreign languages, writes Dermot McNally.

# language - Monday 31 March, 2014

15,776 children waiting for speech and language assessment

Altogether, 1639 children waited for more than a year for their initial assessment of speech and language problems.

# language - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: What does ‘I love you’ mean?

I am Spanish. My husband is American. The first time I realised emotion words may not mean the same thing in different languages was when he first told me “I love you”, writes Cristina Soriano.

# language - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Column: Why do British and American attitudes to dictionaries differ?

There may be a story to tell about social class and dictionaries in the two countries, with the American publishers marketing to the aspirational, and the British ones to the arrived, writes Lynne Murphy.

# language - Friday 14 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 surefire ways to confuse tourists this weekend Savage