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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.


Apr
10
comment Given: example quote. How to analyze it(explain, respond, or give an opinion) fro a research paper? topic of paper:sleep deprivation
Do you have a question?
Apr
4
comment One shower doesn't work and the fridge either
@HotLicks. I like your suggestion best, so far (though I might write it with a semicolon). Why not promote it to an answer?
Apr
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
31
revised What is the plural of peafowl?
added 55 characters in body
Mar
20
comment What is a word to describe a statement that seems meaningless
I'd call that second one mock profound.
Mar
11
comment Why is this incongruity?
@user4550. Clarifications in comments may not be noticed. They should be edited into the actual answer.
Mar
3
revised How should I pluralize MSDS?
added 12 characters in body; edited title
Mar
3
revised Here is the report and login or Here are the report and login or Here is the report and the login?
added 4 characters in body
Mar
3
revised “Home appliances”, “household appliances”, “domestic appliances”, and “brown/white wares” in AE
deleted 20 characters in body
Mar
2
revised “Snub out a cigarette” for “stub out a cigarette” in AE
Fixed markdown error. Tidied some grammar a little.
Feb
28
comment Is it correct to say “We will be arriving into <station>”?
This is especially true of a terminus structure with a train shed, where the train really is in the station. This is true of both Euston and Victoria.
Feb
17
revised Correct phrase for “Chain of equations”
Changed German-style quotation marks in title.
Feb
14
revised “For dragons are fire made flesh, and fire is power.”
Changed code blocks to quote blocks for easier reading.
Feb
10
comment Are there racial overtones for the term thug?
Etymological fallacy? I doubt many people know the derivation of the word.
Feb
6
revised Are there words native speakers don't use?
Link text.
Feb
6
comment Are there words native speakers don't use?
I would have guessed that viand referred specifically to meat, and I had never heard of solon before.
Jan
29
comment Why Abraham and not Avraham?
Related: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/5161/177
Jan
25
comment Irish English use of “college” for secondary schools?
John Hana's point is the main one: these are schools, they just have "College" as part of their name.
Jan
25
comment Irish English use of “college” for secondary schools?
+1. My secondary school was the Tullamore Vocational School when I joined it. By the time I graduated, it had changed its name to Tullamore College. I believe the name has something to do with the way the school is governed under the Vocational Education Committee.
Jan
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What do you call unclean water that you can't see through?