The Little Book of Irishisms

The Little Book of Irishisms : Know the Irish through our Words

4.29 (21 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.29 (21 ratings by Goodreads)

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If an Irish person said to you, "Gimmie that yoke," would you think they were talking about an egg? If so, 99% of the time, you'd be wrong. How about banjaxed, bockety or craic? Any clue what they mean?

The Little Book of Irishisms is for anyone who wants to understand the Irish, not just our words but how we are as people. It's also for those who'd like to sound Irish, even just for Paddy's Day.

You'll learn tricks to Irishify your chat and how to avoid those clangers that people think we say but never do, like the classic, "Top of the morning to you."

If you're coming to Ireland and want to fit right in, this book's for you. If you can't make it, here's a way of visiting in spirit.

"Go on, go on, go on. You will, you will, you will," to quote the infamous Irish comedy, Father Ted.

The Little Book of Irishisms is the perfect novelty gift for St. Patrick's Day, as a Christmas stocking filler, or at any time to someone who appreciates what it means to be Irish.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 105 x 148 x 10mm | 113.4g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 48 black and white illustrations; 48 black and white illustrations
  • 1914437004
  • 9781914437007
  • 6,690

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Irish Times:; Irish; "Aimee Alexander's little gem of a book is essential for anyone who grew up as I did with her parents' and grandparents' speech being peppered with funny little words and seemingly nonsensical expressions" - Eileen Lewis; "How I wish I'd had this clever little book 25 years ago when I was working with a team of Irish craftsmen when I was building my house" - Carol Haggas; "A humorous read that definitively proves the Irish have taken the English language and have made it uniquely their own. Aimee Alexander's book will make a wonderful gift for family and friends" - Martin J Armstrong; "This book is hilarious and typically Irish" - Celia Carlisle; "I purchased this for my Mom. She absolutely loved it!! It brought back so many memories of her childhood in County Leitrim. She was familiar with them all-and very pleased with herself. Haha." - TMD
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About Aimee Alexander

Aimee Alexander is the pen name of bestselling Irish novelist and screenwriter, Denise Deegan.

All her books are set in Ireland.

Encouraged by her readers' reaction to her Irish sayings, her latest offering is the quirky and fun gift book, The Little Book of Irishisms: Know the Irish through our Words.
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4.29 out of 5 stars
- 21 ratings
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