Top o’ the morning to you and happy St Patrick’s Day! This week we’re filling up our whiskey glasses and surrounding ourselves with words of Irish origin. Donning our finest trousers and brogues they’ll be Irish phrases galore as we boycott the banshees and really dig the vocabulary of the Emerald Isle.

As always, Susie will furnish us with her fantastic trio of interesting or underused words and Gyles offers advice on how to stay young…

A Somethin’ Else production.

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Susie’s Trio:

Half-pace - a small landing between two half flights in a staircase

Riparian - relating to or situated on the banks of a river

Imbroglio - a confused or complicated situation


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