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Why Irish people never say what they mean

Why do Irish people use the English language to not say what they really mean? Are we too polite and afraid of offending or are we afraid of having those awkward conversations? Maybe it’s all about a fear of committing and following through on our...

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15.25 30 Nov 2022


Why Irish people never say what they mean


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15.25 30 Nov 2022


Why do Irish people use the English language to not say what they really mean? Are we too polite and afraid of offending or are we afraid of having those awkward conversations? Maybe it’s all about a fear of committing and following through on our words.

Gail Flanagan, linguist tutor from the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick joined Sean on the show to discuss..


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