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The Words We Use: v. 3

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    Diarmaid O'Muirithe(Author)

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Diarmaid O Muirithe's column "Words We Use" has been a feature of "The Irish Times" over many years. Written in the author's typically modest, witty and sympathetic style, it displays prodigious learning lightly worn and is a delight for all who are interested in and fascinated by the meaning of words. Diarmaid O Muirithe is a lexicographer and etymologist. He explains the origins of words, where they come from, and why we use some of the expressions we do. His knowledge and erudition in languages, ancient and modern, is enormous. With sections from Computers and Shakespeare, Political Correctness, Magic and Monsters to Text Messaging, "Words We Use" is simply a joy.

Dr Diarmaid O Muirithe is senior lecturer emeritus in Irish at University College, Dublin. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and at the National University of Ireland, he has been Fulbright Professor of English in the United States and has held the Chair of Irish Studies in St Mary's University, Halifax, Canada. He now spends his time between Dungarvan and Vienna. He is the author of many books, including Irish Words and Phrases, Irish Slang and A Dictionary of Anglo-Irish Words. He was a consultant contributor to The Encyclopaedia of Ireland. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 144 pages
  • Diarmaid O'Muirithe(Author)
  • Four Courts Press Ltd (17 Sept. 1999)
  • English
  • 7
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