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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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comment What does the fox say?
I've just noticed that this answer is now cited in Wiktionary.
Sep
15
comment Word for a body of water that is sufficiently populated with fish and worthy of fishing in
I'd associate the phrase fishing hole specifically with a hole in ice allowing access to water below.
Aug
19
comment Is there a word which means whatever you want it to mean? Or has no meaning?
The Irish equivalent to thingumibob is yoke.
Aug
19
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
31
revised Describing a group of people who lie down in a public place to send a political message
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Jul
29
comment Last names that are English words with an extra 'e'
In the UK, Greene-with-an-e is a posher surname than Green-as-the-colour. In Ireland, Green is almost unknown, and Greene is the norm. (I'm an Irish Green with English parents.)
Jul
14
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is there a word for a comment which makes no sense or adds nothing to the current discussion?
Jul
14
revised Is there a word for a comment which makes no sense or adds nothing to the current discussion?
added definition
Jul
14
revised Should broader types be capitalized?
deleted 3 characters in body; edited title
Jul
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
11
comment When did it become common to 'double the conditional'?
Thanks, @SQB. This question has been brewing for a while; yours was simply the most recent example in my mind when I came to post it.
Jul
10
asked When did it become common to 'double the conditional'?
Jul
9
comment Why are female wizards called “witches”?
"And while there are male stewards, our society would" ... what? There seems to be a bit missing from this sentence.
Jul
7
revised Grand (as in parents) — singular or plural?
Corrected quote from lyrics. Inlined links into text.
Jul
4
revised What is the etymology of “Augenphilologie”?
Tidied grammar.
Jul
4
comment What is the word for a person who worships but never helps others?
We really need more detail before this can clearly be answered: for a start, are you or are you not looking for a pejorative word? There's a big difference between hermit and self-righteous. You're attracting a broad swathe of unfocussed answers.
Jul
3
comment What does “head the bill” mean?
And tonight Mr Kite is topping the bill @DanNeely.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
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awarded  Necromancer
Jun
24
revised Equivalent for “née” in spoken English
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