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Taig
 n.— «In Northern Ireland during the 1980s the paramilitaries engaged in tit-for-tat shootings, these days the guns are largely silent but these self-imposed community representatives are engaged in tit-for-tat culture-making, and culture is all the worse for it. “The taigs get a couple of grand for basket-weaving in Irish? We want cash for women’s mural-painting in Ulster Scots.”» —“Lexicon of Illiteracy” by Jason Walsh Zerovis (Belfast, Northern Ireland) May 1, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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