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I’m Irish, of English parents, and was brought up on BBC Radio 4. I have an odd hybrid accent. I’m often asked how long I've been living in Ireland; people don’t believe me when I say I was born here.

I learned Irish and French in school and have, really, forgotten both. I don’t live in a part of Ireland where Irish is commonly spoken.

TRiG.


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revised What’s a “handegg”?
Transcribed image.
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revised What is it called when something you previously took to be a mistake turned out to be the correct decision?
Tidied grammar.
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comment When does “part” mean “quarter”?
Thank'ee. Also used as a basis for an answer of mine elsewhere.
Dec
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revised Name for fine hair on human skin
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revised What's the difference between a “fen” and a “dale”?
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revised Why are 'student' and 'suspend' not pronounced as written?
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comment “Whereäs” as an alternative spelling of “whereas”
It's in some dictionaries, @Marcin.
Oct
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comment How broad is the definition of sodomy?
You could delete the word Christian from your first sentence, as this passage is found in all versions of the Bible.
Oct
24
comment Does “candlelight” mean “compare side by side”?
Which mailing list are you talking about?
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
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Oct
9
comment How did 7 come to be an abbreviation for 'and' in Old English?
The ⁊ symbol is still used in Irish, as an abbreviation for agus ("and").
Oct
9
comment Difference between “ignorant” and “uninformed”
@MarkBannister. There's a similar usage in Ireland. Here, ignorant seems to mean "belligerent" as much as anything else.
Oct
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revised What is the difference between “&” and “and” in writing?
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revised When did it become common to 'double the conditional'?
Tsk.
Oct
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comment “like a duck takes to water” vs “like a fish takes to water”
Please don't quote articles without saying what you're quoting.
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revised “like a duck takes to water” vs “like a fish takes to water”
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