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17-02-2021, 19:34   #31
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Are you sure you aren't thinking of 'wide receiver', because first receiver doesn't make much sense in an American Football context, as 99 times out of 100 there is no second receiver. It does in rugby though, in the back line typically the fly half is the first receiver, inside centre is the second and so on.


There is an ongoing thread on the rugby forum talking mentioning Ronan O Gara's analysis and how he uses 'insider' terms that a layperson wouldn't be familiar with it (-1 and -2 defender was the quote) and I wouldn't be surprised if first receiver actually is a rugby term
I am actually talking of what was actually on commentery on rugby match, first receiver (ball passed from fly-half to first receiver)
I cannot remember the context of "rookie" comment but it was All Ireland final Dublin/Mayo i think but not sure, i just watch big games.
I am familar with term wide-receiver but did not hear it here in relation to our daily sport...
For me all of the Ronan terms are perfectly understand and my point i would rather fallow Ronan than what i heard recently.
I am very much in the minority here so i will adapt pretty easy or switch off...

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Language can be very representative of a culture e.g. Dia is Mhuire duit to say hello. Clearly religious.
Goodbye == 'God be with you', clearly religious
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Goodbye == 'God be with you', clearly religious

Interesting i did not know that...
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Slightly off topic, but what about distinctly Irish words that are (more by older generation) put into English sentences.
Off the top of my head (I am completely guessing at spelling here)

He was very flaithuil with the money (..flamboyant reckless spending )

A seascar little man (neat, tidy, careful)

They were ullagoning (crying... annoying wailing sort of crying)

A grabhar sort of man (generous, well fed, happy, content)

I’ll cut a gowlog off the ditch (a forked piece of a branch)

Anyone got some others? I think they’re fascinating.
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Slightly off topic, but what about distinctly Irish words that are (more by older generation) put into English sentences.
Off the top of my head (I am completely guessing at spelling here)

He was very flaithuil with the money (..flamboyant reckless spending )

A seascar little man (neat, tidy, careful)

They were ullagoning (crying... annoying wailing sort of crying)

A grabhar sort of man (generous, well fed, happy, content)

I’ll cut a gowlog off the ditch (a forked piece of a branch)

Anyone got some others? I think they’re fascinating.
"go way with your Plámas"
or
"you're some plámáser..."
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Ciotóg for left-handers
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Ciotóg for left-handers

Always thought that was for people who use both right and left hands??
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I've never heard of it in that context.

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/eid/ciot%C3%B3g
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'Mar dhea' - as it were.

Joe Duffy is mad for dropping that one into conversation, mar dhea.
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I've never heard of it in that context.

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/eid/ciot%C3%B3g

You know, I had it wrong, how I mixed it up with ambidextrous I'll never know!! Yet another of my silver moments!
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'Mar dhea' - as it were.

Joe Duffy is mad for dropping that one into conversation, mar dhea.
I think I know the one you’re talking about but for me it has a different meaning. It’s kind of ‘as if’. The one I’m thinking of is pronounced murra- ya.

The money was only resting in his account, Mar dhea.
He was going to pay for it, he just forgot, Mar dhea.
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I think I know the one you’re talking about but for me it has a different meaning. It’s kind of ‘as if’. The one I’m thinking of is pronounced murra- ya.

The money was only resting in his account, Mar dhea.
He was going to pay for it, he just forgot, Mar dhea.
My mother and aunts would say it like 'my-ah', which to them meant 'he will pay for it my ah (wink-wink) or (my eye). Such a memory.

Some people look at me strangely now when I say 'it's great gas'.
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