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An Irishman's blog about the English language.

  • By Stan Carey
  • Based in Ireland
  • Roughly eight posts per year
  • First post on

Posts per year

Data for this chart is available in the table below
Posts per year
Year starting Posts
2022 10
2023 12
2024 3

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

Link love: language (79)
A selection of topical language-related links for your reading (or listening) pleasure. I have cameos in a couple of them: I am not a typo. Linguistic capture errors. How robins got their name. The endangered-language …
On , by Stan Carey, 211 words
Banjaxed and bockety words in Ireland
‘Lucky might get going all of a sudden. Then we’d be banjaxed.’ (Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot) Banjaxed and bockety are a fun pair of words in the Irish English vernacular. Banjaxed I heard from …
On , by Stan Carey, 1,528 words
The thingliness of Lorrie Moore’s words
Lorrie Moore’s 2009 novel A Gate at the Stairs offers among its attractions several passages and exchanges of lexical and linguistic interest. This post looks at some of them. The book’s narrator, Tassie, is a …
On , by Stan Carey, 1,315 words