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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 Why are 'student' and 'suspend' not pronounced as written?
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awarded  Necromancer
Nov
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comment “Whereäs” as an alternative spelling of “whereas”
It's in some dictionaries, @Marcin.
Oct
27
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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awarded  Strunk & White
Oct
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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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Oct
6
revised When did it become common to 'double the conditional'?
Tsk.
Oct
1
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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revised “like a duck takes to water” vs “like a fish takes to water”
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comment Is “pass peach seeds” an idiom or just a figurative expression?
I've swallowed peach pits before now, @phoog. They digest without problem.
Sep
29
answered What is the difference between “house” and “home”?
Sep
24
comment Is it still an “ice cream cone” if it doesn't have ice cream?
@WS2. Now, to me, a cornetto is a fancy pre-packaged ice-cream (i.e., it comes from the in-store fridge, rather than being made on the spot by the cashier), usually with lots of chocolate on it. It comes in a cardboard wrapping.
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awarded  Autobiographer
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20
comment What does the fox say?
I've just noticed that this answer is now cited in Wiktionary.