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July 07, 2009

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What a great introduction to this topic! Your blog whets my appetite for more hooligan ideas about our language.

Shaw had it right - language is the ultimate yardstick of classism.

This redeems the city of Bologna once and for all! Thanks Terrence.

This blog is the first I turn to and it's always whimsical as well as informative. Love it!

Wonderful scholarly comments and recommendations here, Terence, and I am passing this particular column on to linguist friends who will I know delight in it.
And surely some further comment on Dan's earlier career as a songwriter is in order, too, for one of your future columns? I fondly recall playing over and over again on the Bells of Hell jukebox in NYC (Malachy McCourt's beloved joint) Dan's songs about Bernadette Devlin and his classic The Irish and Their Gin Mill Gin from his early solo album. Alas, he is missed, RIP.
thanks again,
Bill Nevins

Bill---
Thanks for your comments on this and my other posts. Much appreciated. The sad fact is I don't know Cassidy's music, but I will investigate.
---T

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