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Gobsmacked

If someone is gobsmacked, they’re totally surprised. The term may come from the same Gaelic root that gave us the Everlasting Gobstopper. This is part of a complete episode.

lining out

lining out  n.— «Though from central Scotland, the band have used Gaelic in their name (Dubh means black). This is a link to the claims of the similarities between Gaelic psalms and pre-blues gospel and spiritual music of black American...

geidh

geidh  adj.— «The Gaelic language has at least half a dozen words to describe homosexuals, varying from merely impolite to obscene. Such is the lack of a non-judgmental term for gay people that the BBC’s Gaelic radio service was recently...

sprocking

sprocking  n.— «According to one witness Tommy Delaney and Brendan Cuddy were “sprocking” with hurleys; “sprocking” is a local term for what would elsewhere be described as “sword-fighting.”» —“Gaelic Games: Out of...

bampot

bampot n. a crazy person; a fool or dolt. Etymological Note: Most likely a form of barmpot. According to OED, barm, “the froth that forms on top of fermenting malt liquors; the head of a beer,” is used attributively as a formative to...