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British, Scottish, Irish Phrases

Posted by James Briggs on December 17, 2000

In Reply to: British, Scottish, Irish Phrases posted by joel on December 16, 2000

: Does anyone have some book or Web-link recommendations for English-language phrases of British, Scottish, and Irish origin? Over here in America, this is where so many of our most familiar phrases (the old chestnuts) originated.

: I suspect some of the other immigrants (Dutch, French, Spanish, German, and others) also contributed phrases, translated into English -- especially maxims and proverbs.

There are quite a few on my site, and I'm British!

: What can you suggest?

: Joel