Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Wed May 30 19:57:00 UTC 2001

David Bergdahl <bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU> writes:


A comment from a friend and colleague and Irishist... if that's a word!?

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From: Jim MacKillop <mackillj at yahoo.com>


gob is regional British English that has migrated to
Ireland.  It originally means "beak," and by entension
it signifies "mouth" in a disparaging sense, e.g.
"Shut yer gob!"

"Entension"? Is that a typo for "extension" (the obvious), or is it a term
I haven't encountered before?

-- Mark A. Mandel

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