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Thread: Phrases and words we've given to the English language.

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    Default Phrases and words we've given to the English language.

    There are many, many, many, now in common and widespread usage.
    I'd like to start a complete list.

    "Fair play to you, "Fair play"

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    Gerry Fitt is a brit

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    Paddy wagon.

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    "that's grand"

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    Giving out to someone.
    "Only by applying the most rigorous standards do we pay writing in Irish the supreme compliment of taking it seriously." - Breandán Ó Doibhlín.

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    I heard once that the Irish phrase 'Is maith sín' is how the English 'Smashing!' came about. Seems weird that such a quintessentially English phrase should originate from this part of the globe.

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    "Boycott"

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    "What's da craic, lads?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattarigna View Post
    "What's da craic, lads?"

    *Crack.

    Pet peeve of mine.
    "Only by applying the most rigorous standards do we pay writing in Irish the supreme compliment of taking it seriously." - Breandán Ó Doibhlín.

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    "Gob************************e" ! Great word ....

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