December 2004 Archives

Donnybrook - Cool WordI

Merriam Webster defines "donnybrook" as a "free-for-all, brawl". The word comes from the historic "Donnybrook Fair" which was an annual event for 7 centuries in Donnybrook, Ireland before finally being abolished in 1855.


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WORLDWIDE WORDS - Michael Quinion writes about international English from a British viewpoint
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