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Dictionary of Hiberno English

Dictionary of Hiberno English
A unique and scholarly reference book on Hiberno-English - the form of English commonly spoken in Ireland, with a new introduction by Blindboy Boatclub.
Our Price: €19.99
ISBN/EAN9780717190201
Stock: 3
Publisher: Gill
Pub. Date: September 4 2020
Author: Dolan, Terence Patrick
Format: Hardback
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The Dictionary of Hiberno-English is the leading reference book on Hiberno-English - the form of English commonly spoken in Ireland. It connects the spoken and the written language, and is a unique national dictionary that bears witness to Irish history, struggles and the creative identities found in Ireland.



Reflecting the social, political, religious and financial changes of people's ever-evolving lives, it contains words and expressions not usually seen in a dictionary, such as 'kibosh', 'smithereens', 'Peggy's Leg', 'hames', 'yoke', 'blaa', 'banjax' and 'luban'. It is a celebration of an irrepressible gift for the creative, expressive and reckless manipulation of the English language!
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