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#Words

'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention'
# Regret
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# Regret

'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention'

Mar 4th 2020, 8:02 AM 34,572 Views 21 Comments

Rory Best has expressed his regret about comments he made in the wake of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year
# Gaeilge
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# Gaeilge

From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year

Mar 19th 2018, 6:00 PM 16,228 Views 32 Comments

There are a few words that could have been used for Brexit: Breatimeacht, Sasamach, or Bréalú.

Supremacist, Nazi, racist: Do you know the difference?
# Define
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# Define

Supremacist, Nazi, racist: Do you know the difference?

Feb 5th 2017, 10:00 PM 23,386 Views 97 Comments

We’ve cleared some of the confusion around terms used to (correctly and incorrectly) describe right-wing politics.

Brexit beats Trumpism and throwing shade to be named 'word of the year'
# Mic Drop
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# Mic Drop

Brexit beats Trumpism and throwing shade to be named 'word of the year'

Nov 3rd 2016, 3:37 PM 9,265 Views 12 Comments

According to Collins, anyway.

Yolo, moobs and Oompa Loompa among 1,200 words added into Oxford English Dictionary
# Use Your Words
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# Use Your Words

Yolo, moobs and Oompa Loompa among 1,200 words added into Oxford English Dictionary

Sep 12th 2016, 8:17 AM 11,929 Views 14 Comments

Some 1,200 new words have been included in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

11 words that have a totally different meaning if you grew up in Ireland
# Stall It
# Stall It

11 words that have a totally different meaning if you grew up in Ireland

Sep 3rd 2016, 6:00 PM 6,303 Views 0 Comments

Dose.

17 words that have a completely different meaning if you grew up in Ireland
# Sketch
# Sketch

17 words that have a completely different meaning if you grew up in Ireland

Mar 8th 2016, 1:42 PM 39,119 Views 16 Comments

“The bang off that yoke”.

This portrait of Trump is made entirely out of the presidential candidate's offensive comments
# All The Words
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# All The Words

This portrait of Trump is made entirely out of the presidential candidate's offensive comments

Jan 30th 2016, 7:06 PM 18,309 Views 91 Comments

The artist said, “What [Trump] says is ridiculous but who he is now is very dangerous, it’s quite scary.”

Oxford Dictionaries was forced to apologise for this 'sexist' dictionary definition
# Caught Rabid
# Caught Rabid

Oxford Dictionaries was forced to apologise for this 'sexist' dictionary definition

Jan 24th 2016, 10:44 AM 7,370 Views 7 Comments

The dictionary’s definition of the word ‘rabid’ has courted controversy.

11 words that just sound better in a Dublin accent
# Bleedin Deadly
# Bleedin Deadly

11 words that just sound better in a Dublin accent

Jan 17th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,853 Views 12 Comments

Scarlet.

9 words and phrases it's unacceptable for Irish people to say
# Bae
# Bae

9 words and phrases it's unacceptable for Irish people to say

Jan 10th 2016, 9:30 PM 20,581 Views 17 Comments

In 2016, eliminate ‘on fleek’ from your vocabulary.

9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life
# Bad Language
# Bad Language

9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life

Jul 20th 2015, 4:00 PM 8,816 Views 3 Comments

@Words is a new Twitter account you should probably be following.

How Good Are You At Spelling The Words Most People Get Wrong?
# Put A Spell On You
# Put A Spell On You

How Good Are You At Spelling The Words Most People Get Wrong?

Jul 19th 2015, 9:30 PM 14,851 Views 9 Comments

These are the everyday ones that trip people up. Can you manage them?

9 emotions and feelings we urgently need words for
# Bobbinragel
# Bobbinragel

9 emotions and feelings we urgently need words for

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 AM 6,837 Views 1 Comment

Crying, but specifically on an airplane.

You can now use 'lolz' and 'obvs' in Scrabble
# Totes Ridic
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# Totes Ridic

You can now use 'lolz' and 'obvs' in Scrabble

May 21st 2015, 8:21 PM 6,951 Views 14 Comments

People are freaking out.

9 word pronunciations Irish people need the world to know about
# Say It Right
# Say It Right

9 word pronunciations Irish people need the world to know about

May 14th 2015, 1:11 PM 52,389 Views 6 Comments

Take note, world.

Language group names 'swag', 'bae' and 'curated' as words to be banished in 2015
# Banished
# Banished

Language group names 'swag', 'bae' and 'curated' as words to be banished in 2015

Jan 2nd 2015, 6:01 PM 14,246 Views 26 Comments

Sorry, bae.

Ever wanted to search for something using emojis? Now you can*
# Down With The Kids
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# Down With The Kids

Ever wanted to search for something using emojis? Now you can*

Oct 28th 2014, 1:12 PM 11,792 Views 22 Comments

*Provided you use Bing, that is.

Column: How social media is changing language
# Language
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# Language

Column: How social media is changing language

Aug 4th 2014, 8:30 AM 1,722 Views 27 Comments

Pay attention to discussions in your social networks and you can spot emerging new words, new uses of words — and maybe even coin one yourself.

7 everyday items you're definitely calling the wrong name
# Say What?
# Say What?

7 everyday items you're definitely calling the wrong name

Jun 7th 2014, 9:30 AM 36,451 Views 50 Comments

And you hadn’t the clue, the entire damn time.

This hashtag will provide your daily dose of groan-worthy puns
# Very Punny
# Very Punny

This hashtag will provide your daily dose of groan-worthy puns

Apr 7th 2014, 4:21 PM 3,933 Views 3 Comments

Just let yourself go. Embrace the punnage.

7 annoyingly tricky words and tips to help you spell them
# I Put A Spell On You
# I Put A Spell On You

7 annoyingly tricky words and tips to help you spell them

Apr 6th 2014, 9:30 AM 56,917 Views 82 Comments

Autocorrect has ruined us. But it’s not too late.

Column: What does ‘I love you’ mean?
# Lost In Translation
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# Lost In Translation

Column: What does ‘I love you’ mean?

Mar 29th 2014, 7:00 PM 137 Views 29 Comments

I am Spanish. My husband is American. The first time I realised emotion words may not mean the same thing in different languages was when he first told me “I love you”, writes Cristina Soriano.

Here's what the French newspapers are saying after Ireland's win in Paris
# Review
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# Review

Here's what the French newspapers are saying after Ireland's win in Paris

Mar 17th 2014, 12:00 PM 67,676 Views 37 Comments

We’ve scanned the pages of Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Aujourd’hui en France to find out what they’re talking about.

Here's what the French papers are saying about tomorrow's showdown in Paris
# Le Match
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# Le Match

Here's what the French papers are saying about tomorrow's showdown in Paris

Mar 14th 2014, 11:28 AM 10,360 Views 15 Comments

We’ve taken a look at what they’re writing in Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Le Parisien.

Here are 9 really weird sentences that are perfectly accurate
# Words
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# Words

Here are 9 really weird sentences that are perfectly accurate

Jan 11th 2014, 4:00 PM 55,204 Views 49 Comments

Trust us.

13 of the English language's most delightful collective nouns
# Superfluity Of Nuns
# Superfluity Of Nuns

13 of the English language's most delightful collective nouns

Jan 8th 2014, 9:30 PM 38,675 Views 93 Comments

A wunch of bankers?

8 things you're definitely sick of hearing by now
# Annoying
# Annoying

8 things you're definitely sick of hearing by now

Dec 28th 2013, 9:30 AM 31,187 Views 28 Comments

Deck the halls with – SHUT UP.

‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil
# Awkward
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# Awkward

‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil

Dec 3rd 2013, 11:26 AM 16,180 Views 61 Comments

“This rampant corruption of many of Fianna Fáil’s members and public representatives is part of the philosophy of tolerance that existed within that party,” Keaveney told the Dáil in June 2012.

8 words that have lost all meaning in modern life

8 words that have lost all meaning in modern life

Dec 1st 2013, 1:00 PM 73,280 Views 183 Comments

Like, literally.

My favourite speech: Taoiseach Enda Kenny
# Famous Words
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# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Nov 22nd 2013, 9:29 AM 14,763 Views 48 Comments

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, Enda Kenny picks the former US president’s 1963 address to Leinster House as his favourite speech.

My favourite speech: Micheál Martin
# Famous Words
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# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Micheál Martin

Nov 22nd 2013, 9:29 AM 10,673 Views 44 Comments

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, Micheál Martin picks the former US president’s 1962 address to students at Rice University in Texas.

Quigley and Ward relaxed ahead of their World Championship semi finals
# Fighting Talk
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# Fighting Talk

Quigley and Ward relaxed ahead of their World Championship semi finals

Oct 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,314 Views 1 Comment

The pair spoke to Kenny Egan.

Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse?
# Read Me
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# Read Me

Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse?

Sep 21st 2013, 7:00 PM 52 Views 40 Comments

After Tottenham fans were cautioned over the use of their traditional ‘yid army’ chant, Christie Louise Tucker writes that we are constantly renegotiating the use of language in our ever-evolving society.

48 names for things you didn't know had names
# Essentials
# Essentials

48 names for things you didn't know had names

Sep 12th 2013, 8:54 AM 3,273 Views 1 Comment

Do you have a Googleganger?

12 words that should be banned from all social networks
# Rage
# Rage

12 words that should be banned from all social networks

Aug 28th 2013, 6:00 PM 33,451 Views 214 Comments

OK, a couple of them are actually phrases.

My favourite speech: Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness
# I Have A Dream
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# I Have A Dream

My favourite speech: Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

Aug 28th 2013, 6:00 AM 10,171 Views 168 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Martin McGuinness picks perhaps the most famous speech of all time.

Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well

Jul 24th 2013, 7:00 AM 80 Views 62 Comments

Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.

12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them
# Recommended Manoeuvres
# Recommended Manoeuvres

12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them

Jul 10th 2013, 1:00 PM 25,789 Views 131 Comments

They are SPELLING KRYPTONITE.

The Evening Fix... now with added foreign words we need in English
# Need To Know
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added foreign words we need in English

Jun 18th 2013, 7:50 PM 8,219 Views 0 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

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