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Monday, August 07, 2006

Word for the Week: macushla

from Erin's Weird and Wonderful Word of the Day at OxfordUniversity Press online:


an affectionate form of address, used in Irish English. It comes from the Irish words mo, meaning 'my,' and cuisle, 'pulse'; a similar Irish word is acushla, from the phrase a chuisle (moi chroi), 'O pulse (of my heart)!'

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