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Words, Words, Words: Houghmagandie, Knockers, Trolleys and Others Paperback – 4 Nov 2004

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Diarmaid O Muirithe is a native of New Ross, County Wexford. He was Fulbright Professor of English at Villanova and Chair of Irish Studies at St Mary's University, Halifax, Novia Scotia, USA, he is senior lecturer in Irish at University College Dublin. He writes 'The Words We Use' column in the Irish Times and is author of A Word in Your Ear (1997), Folklore of County Wexford (1999) and A Dictionary of Anglo-Irish (2000).

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A humorous, informed and informative guide 5 July 2006
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Words, Words, Words: Houghmagandie, Knockers, Trolleys & Others by linguist and academician Diarmaid O Muirithe (former Senior Lecturer in Irish, University College Dublin), expertly probes lexicography, dialect, sexual practices, sport and social history to create a humorous, informed and informative guide for non-specialist general readers to some of the more obscure and bizarre byways of the English language. Words, Words, Words is especially recommended to the attention of students of etymology and as well anyone else with an interest in the humor and diversity of the world's dominant language for business, international government, science, and global culture.
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