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Posted by OCG on February 06, 2004 at 03:23:30:
In Reply to: Re: words of our childhood posted by Jean on February 06, 2004 at 01:30:18:
I think we use words like "gallivant" and "grand" because these are preserved in Ireland from the Elizabethan English the planters brought with them from England. In some parts of Ireland people still use "yon" and other Shakesperian effects.
Likewise, in America the Ynaks still say "the Fall" but in England it was changed to Autumn in the 18th century with the craze for all things classical. "Trash" is another Shakesperian word that survives over there.
Anyone remeber the word "kesh"? I think it's ceis in Irish, it has a very precise meaning.