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A Dictionary of Cork Slang Paperback – 1 Oct 2004

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  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: The Collins Press; New Ed edition (1 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0951603612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0951603611
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.9 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 778,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Contains hundreds of words still heard echoing down Cork streets and alleyways. Amusing, witty and nostalgic, a valuable contribution to local folklore. --Irish Times

A gem of a glossary. --Evening Echo

Has an exotic individuality --Irish Examiner

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To understand the people of Cork, one must learn their language – colourful, vibrant expressions which capture the spirit of the city. This is nowhere more evident than in the unique words uttered under the bells of Shandon. These words are colloquial creations derived from years of banter. Some may have slipped from usage but most are still heard in that inimitable accent. A Dictionary of Cork Slang explains these words and traces their derivations from sources as predictable as the Irish language to more worldwide influences. It is a must for all Cork people and for all who wish to understand the true voice of Cork.

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Format: Paperback
FOR ANY CORKONIAN OVER 60 THIS BOOK WILL BRING BACK NOSTALGIC MEMORIES OF A LANGUAGE FORM THAT WAS USED EXTENSIVELY. YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD READ IT TO DISCOVER THE RICHNESS OF EXPRESSION THAT EXISTED THROUGHOUT THE CITY.
THE BOOK IS NOT JUST A LIST OF WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS, BUT IS A WELL RESEARCHED LOOK AT THE ORIGION OF MOST OF THE SLANG WORDS.
THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF CORKONIANS WILL BE SURPRISED AT HOW WELL THE SENIORS OF THE CITY STILL REMEMBER MOST OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS ENTERTAINING BOOK.
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First published in 1983, I had photocopies of pages from "Cork Slang" years ago and recently decided to purchase the book. Some of these words and jargon remind me of my grandfather who came from Long Island near Schull. A good read that documents a dialect unique to Cork.
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