The Dictionary of Hiberno-English


A new edition of Dr. Terence Patrick Dolan’s dictionary of Hiberno-English introduced by Blindboy Boatclub.

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The Dictionary of Hiberno-English is the leading reference book on Hiberno-English – the form of English commonly spoken in Ireland. It connects the spoken and the written language, and is a unique national dictionary that bears witness to Irish history, struggles and the creative identities found in Ireland.

Reflecting the social, political, religious and financial changes of people’s ever-evolving lives, it contains words and expressions not usually seen in a dictionary, such as ‘kibosh’, ‘smithereens’, ‘Peggy’s Leg’, ‘hames’, ‘yoke’, ‘blaa’, ‘banjax’ and ‘luban’. It is a celebration of an irrepressible gift for the creative, expressive and reckless manipulation of the English language!

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Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 24.0 × 16.0 × 3.0 cm



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