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Re: "talk on corners"?

Posted by David FG on August 02, 2005

In Reply to: "Talk on corners"? posted by dan on August 02, 2005

: Hi guys, does anyone know the meaning and etymolgy of the phrase "talk on corners"? I take it its Irish due to the whole Corrs thing. Its been bugging me for a while. cheers

I am Irish but I rather fear that the answer to your question has little or nothing to do with Irishness, nor the rather winsome Corrs, but is somewhat prosaic. I think it means no more than talking on street corners: something done by youths (typically but not exclusively) largely because that is where youth 'hangs out' for want of anywhere else to go.

DFG