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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] IRISH-IN-CHICAGO Digest, Vol 2, Issue 314
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 01:12:48 EST


To Nan:
IRISH-IN-CHICAGO DIGEST, Vol @, Issue 305. Date 11/10/2007.
Topic 1..How the Irish created slang (Nan Brennan)

November 6, 2007. NEW YORK TIMES

"Humdinger of a Project. "Tracing Slang to Ireland", by COREY KILGANNON

I think the story is great, hilarious at times, and illuminating to any
linguist........ but puzzling unless one had a glimmer of knowledge of Irish
spelling and a parent who spoke with a bit of the brogue. It was the punctuation
that threw me, though I recognize that the question marks took the place of
quotation marks.
Anita



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