Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Irish words litter New York City slang

“Just before he died, Daniel Cassidy released a pioneering book that begins to prove how American slang has a root in the Irish American urban experience.

Cassidy was among those who have begun to case the hidden history, anyway, and show how gambling slang, underworld lingo, street gang terms, street-wise cant, merchant code and political jargon in New York City is teeming with Irish Gaelic that melted into American English.”

Read more @ http://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others/dirty-irish-gaelic-words-litter-new-york-city-slang-how-a-lot-of-american-words-for-vice-come-from-irish-88839767-238023821.html?utm_source=Mailjet&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20IrishCentral%20-%202016-Feb-5

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