Posted by Shae on March 09, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Looking for a word or phrase meaning to be different posted by ESC on March 08, 2005
: : : can anyone help, im in a band and we are looking for a name for our first recording.
: : : We had ideas of somthing along the lines: to be different, outcast's, to not conform e.t.c we are looking for words or phrases nothing to long though
: : : thanks
: : The Irish word for 'being outcast' is 'scoite,' pronounced (sorta) 'skutch-eh.' Call yourselves 'Skutchy.' It sounds grotty and you'll have no end of requests to explain its meaning.
: : And I want commission if you become famous!!
: I just got a book about unusual words from different languages. I'll be on the lookout for interesting ones.
: And speaking of Irish, this book says there's no word for "yes" and "no" in the Irish language. Celtic, I guess I mean.
Yes, there is no word for either 'yes' or 'no' in Celtic languages. The Gaelic equivalents are 'It is the case' and 'It is not the case.' I don't know enough about the other Celtic language to give examples.