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# language - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: What does ‘I love you’ mean?
# Lost In Translation
# Lost In Translation

Column: What does ‘I love you’ mean?

Mar 29th 2014, 7:00 PM 137 Views 29 Comments

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?
# Language Matters
# Language Matters

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

Mar 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 29 Views 54 Comments

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

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

11 surefire ways to confuse tourists this weekend

Mar 14th 2014, 1:05 PM 40,159 Views 57 Comments

C’mere to me.

# language - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Column: Are Gaeilgeoirí being oppressed?
# Roots And Culture
# Roots And Culture

Column: Are Gaeilgeoirí being oppressed?

Mar 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,239 Views 193 Comments

A debate has been ongoing about what place the Irish language has in our society. As someone who speaks Irish, I know how hurtful stereotypes about speakers are, writes Maitiú de Hál.

Teenagers to tell politicians what they think about same-sex marriage… as Gaeilge
# Piece Of Mind
# Piece Of Mind

Teenagers to tell politicians what they think about same-sex marriage… as Gaeilge

Mar 4th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,197 Views 39 Comments

The second-level students will also discuss global and warming employment matters with the politicians.

# language - Monday 3 March, 2014

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh delivered the biggest TMI you'll read today
# Tmi Tmi Tmi
From The Daily Edge
# Tmi Tmi Tmi

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh delivered the biggest TMI you'll read today

Mar 3rd 2014, 7:46 AM 10,839 Views 7 Comments

Oh holy God.

# language - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Dia duit: Seachtain na Gaeilge launches today
# Teanga
# Teanga

Dia duit: Seachtain na Gaeilge launches today

Mar 1st 2014, 10:44 AM 7,080 Views 60 Comments

The Irish language festival runs until 17 March.

# language - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Ó Cuirreáin has formally stepped down as Irish Language Commissioner
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Ó Cuirreáin has formally stepped down as Irish Language Commissioner

Feb 23rd 2014, 6:57 PM 8,279 Views 91 Comments

RTÉ journalist Rónán Ó Domhnaill will take on the role from tomorrow.

# language - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Column: Why bother learning Irish?
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Column: Why bother learning Irish?

Feb 22nd 2014, 7:00 PM 10,687 Views 229 Comments

There is enormous negativity about the Irish language, especially in official circles. But it’s part of who we are and we must fight for its survival, writes Rónán Ó Muirthile.

# language - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Column: I need my daughter to know I didn't sit back and watch our language die
# Roots And Culture
# Roots And Culture

Column: I need my daughter to know I didn't sit back and watch our language die

Feb 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 656 Views 270 Comments

I took my daughter on her first trip to Dublin on Saturday to participate in the demonstration for Irish language rights. I need her understand her national identity, writes Deirdre Nic Gabhann.

# language - Friday 14 February, 2014

Column: The Government’s attitude to the Irish language is a total sham
# Roots And Culture
# Roots And Culture

Column: The Government’s attitude to the Irish language is a total sham

Feb 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 682 Views 218 Comments

It’s bad for democracy when Government picks and chooses what legislation to implement and when they censor and undermine anyone who has an opposing view to them, writes Daithí de Buitléir.

# language - Friday 7 February, 2014

Gaps in HSE supports putting futures of children with speech problems at risk
# Early Intervention
# Early Intervention

Gaps in HSE supports putting futures of children with speech problems at risk

Feb 7th 2014, 7:26 PM 9,244 Views 35 Comments

Figures released this week reveal there are eleven HSE areas that have no early intervention teams at all.

# language - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

13 of the English language's most delightful collective nouns
# Superfluity Of Nuns
From The Daily Edge
# Superfluity Of Nuns

13 of the English language's most delightful collective nouns

Jan 8th 2014, 9:30 PM 38,701 Views 93 Comments

A wunch of bankers?

# language - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Open thread: What are your new year's resolutions for 2014?
# New Year
# New Year

Open thread: What are your new year's resolutions for 2014?

Jan 1st 2014, 12:01 AM 15,732 Views 143 Comments

Will it be one of the classics or have you got something more unusual planned for next year?

# language - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The effing amazing origins of 6 expletives
# Sweary
# Sweary

The effing amazing origins of 6 expletives

Dec 14th 2013, 5:00 PM 22,355 Views 41 Comments

Hell, no.

# language - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Poll: Should we do more to promote the Irish language?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we do more to promote the Irish language?

Dec 7th 2013, 10:17 AM 18,443 Views 264 Comments

One commentator has suggested we either go full Irish or drop the language altogether. Do you think we should do more to encourage use of Gaeilge?

Aaron McKenna: Drop Irish or go full native – it's time to decide
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Drop Irish or go full native – it's time to decide

Dec 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 431 Views 188 Comments

The Irish language is either a waste of scarce public money, or it is a national treasure that we must make it our mission to revive into daily use. Either way, it’s time to get off the fence.

# language - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Language Commissioner quits, tells TDs Irish is being marginalised
# Teanga
# Teanga

Language Commissioner quits, tells TDs Irish is being marginalised

Dec 4th 2013, 7:43 PM 12,686 Views 339 Comments

Seán Ó’Cuirreáin was appointed to the role to monitor how public bodies were increasing the quantity of services provided through Irish.

# language - Sunday 1 December, 2013

8 words that have lost all meaning in modern life From The Daily Edge

8 words that have lost all meaning in modern life

Dec 1st 2013, 1:00 PM 73,337 Views 184 Comments

Like, literally.

# language - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group
# An Dtuigeann Tu Gaeilge?
# An Dtuigeann Tu Gaeilge?

Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group

Oct 31st 2013, 11:49 AM 9,153 Views 68 Comments

The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.

Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish?

Oct 31st 2013, 9:54 AM 13,137 Views 133 Comments

The Government says the bonus points system hasn’t worked, but Irish groups says it is yet another blow to the language. What do you think?

# language - Monday 21 October, 2013

11 newly-invented words that perfectly describe everyday situations
# Words For That
From The Daily Edge
# Words For That

11 newly-invented words that perfectly describe everyday situations

Oct 21st 2013, 1:11 PM 34,648 Views 24 Comments

We need these words in our lives.

# language - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Massive Facebook study reveals what your status updates say about you
# Facebook
# Facebook

Massive Facebook study reveals what your status updates say about you

Oct 3rd 2013, 9:55 AM 16,750 Views 36 Comments

The research found that participants with the most emotional stability refer to sports much more in their updates.

# language - Sunday 22 September, 2013

VIDEOS: Learn how to order a pint using Irish Sign Language
# Sign It
# Sign It

VIDEOS: Learn how to order a pint using Irish Sign Language

Sep 22nd 2013, 5:30 PM 14,252 Views 35 Comments

Do you know how to say ‘hello’ or ‘thank you’ using ISL? We’re feeling generous today so we’ll teach you those as well.

# language - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse?

Sep 21st 2013, 7:00 PM 55 Views 40 Comments

After Tottenham fans were cautioned over the use of their traditional ‘yid army’ chant, Christie Louise Tucker writes that we are constantly renegotiating the use of language in our ever-evolving society.

# language - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

9 distinctly Irish terms of abuse
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# Sponsored By Damo And Ivor

9 distinctly Irish terms of abuse

Sep 10th 2013, 2:02 PM 76,855 Views 205 Comments

Do you recognise any of these words? Well then you might just be a feckin’ langer.

# language - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

12 words that should be banned from all social networks
# Rage
From The Daily Edge
# Rage

12 words that should be banned from all social networks

Aug 28th 2013, 6:00 PM 33,468 Views 215 Comments

OK, a couple of them are actually phrases.

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary
# Twerk
# Twerk

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary

Aug 28th 2013, 9:16 AM 10,412 Views 18 Comments

They join fauxhawk, FOMO and emoji as new words in the online dictionary.

# language - Monday 12 August, 2013

14 ways Irish people have made English their own
# Come Here To Me
From The Daily Edge
# Come Here To Me

14 ways Irish people have made English their own

Aug 12th 2013, 6:00 PM 79,544 Views 234 Comments

It’s probably a complete wreck-the-head for English speaking visitors.

# language - Friday 2 August, 2013

13 useful phrases you'll only hear in Ireland
# Phrasebook
From The Daily Edge
# Phrasebook

13 useful phrases you'll only hear in Ireland

Aug 2nd 2013, 1:00 PM 95,160 Views 225 Comments

Handy for the visitor and local alike.

# language - Monday 22 July, 2013

Study finds dolphins use names to call each other
# Science
# Science

Study finds dolphins use names to call each other

Jul 22nd 2013, 8:40 PM 8,525 Views 23 Comments

Each dolphin creates its own signature whistle in the first few months of life and then swims around announcing themselves so others learn it.

# language - Sunday 14 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,040 Views 36 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.

# language - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

May 19th 2013, 10:00 AM 10,946 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# language - Monday 13 May, 2013

Scientists find your brain spots grammar mistakes – even when you’re not aware
# Thanks Brain
# Thanks Brain

Scientists find your brain spots grammar mistakes – even when you’re not aware

May 13th 2013, 9:45 PM 11,472 Views 17 Comments

Useful.

# language - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Column: Gaeilge is a part of our culture – how it's taught matters
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Gaeilge is a part of our culture – how it's taught matters

Mar 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,580 Views 193 Comments

The poetry, prose and history of the Irish language should be taken out of the current course and put into a separate, optional subject for advanced students – while “Irish Language” should be taught to every student as a core subject, writes Aodhán Ó Deá.

# language - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Column: 10 ways my American English is fighting Hiberno English for survival
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 10 ways my American English is fighting Hiberno English for survival

Mar 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 2,427 Views 100 Comments

‘Craic’, ‘hoover’, ‘press’ – just some unique words Irish people have made their own. But if you are not a native to Ireland do these words make any sense and would you use them? Larry Donnelly compares his American English to Hiberno English in a word-off.

# language - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Popes, parades and Gay Mitchell : The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Popes, parades and Gay Mitchell : The week in numbers

Mar 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,835 Views 4 Comments

How long is the Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin? And how many years has it been since there was a pope from outside Europe?

# language - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Rith races ahead to give €15,000 funding to Irish language projects
# Irish
# Irish

Rith races ahead to give €15,000 funding to Irish language projects

Jan 29th 2013, 12:25 PM 3,073 Views 3 Comments

The funding comes from money raised during the Rith relay event last year.

# language - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Tongue tied? Problems English speakers have when learning new languages
# CA VA
# CA VA

Tongue tied? Problems English speakers have when learning new languages

Jan 13th 2013, 9:45 AM 15,939 Views 50 Comments

Did you vow to learn a new language this year? Good for you – don’t be put off by some of these common stumbling blocks for native English speakers…

# language - Friday 28 December, 2012

Burma to allow daily private newspapers
# Burma
# Burma

Burma to allow daily private newspapers

Dec 28th 2012, 10:30 AM 2,274 Views 2 Comments

It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.