Wind storm in British Columbia


A wind storm in British Columbia has caused power outages and forced the cancellation of ferry services.

Tracing slang back to Ireland

David Cassidy got curious about the words and phrases used in his working-class Irish family. He found them in other families in the neighborhood, of course. And he got curious enough to look for them, phonetically, in a Gaelic dictionary. He found them!

Mysterious phrases like, “Say Uncle!” begin to make sense when you learn that “anacal!” means “mercy!”

Cassidy wrote a book about his discoveries, called How the Irish Invented Slang.

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