One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Irish idiom or expression.
- ‘The foregoing words and expressions are probably provincialisms rather than Devonianisms, good old English forms of expression; as are, indeed, many of the so-called Hibernicisms.’
- ‘I hope that, after making due allowance for Hibernicisms and for imperfect acquaintance with English modes of thought and expression, he will accept my explanation as sufficient.’
- ‘Also, your slavish use of obsolete, twee and anglicised Hibernicisms is peculiarly un-Irish, not to mention unconvincing and uncouth.’
- ‘When it was brought to me, my toast (to use an Hibernicism) proved to be bread-and-butter.’
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