A sluagh of Irish words in English

Posted on: March 17, 2014

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we thought we’d share a favorite piece from the Oxford Words blog on the influence of the Irish language on English. Did you know that the words “slob” and “trousers” are derived from Irish slab and triubhas? To learn more about Irish loanwords in English, check out the full article here. Have any favorites that the article leaves out? Post them to our Facebook page, you hooligans

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