- 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)
A Dictionary of Cork Slang Paperback – 1 Oct 2004
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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
From the Inside Flap
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.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
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.