Clare County Council tweetz:
A copy of ‘Makers of History; Abraham Lincoln’ has been returned to Clare Library. It was last loaned out in 1987!
Heber Rowan tweetz:
John Bruton has a book coming out..ugh
Brian McMahon, with Joe Collins, writes:
After almost 5 years of digitising content for brandnewretro.ie the time is right to bring these scans back to the format in which they first appeared, and the format in which they are best appreciated. Print.
I am delighted to announce that the Brand New Retro book will be on sale from early November.
The book is a uniquely Irish compendium of over 700 images, adverts and articles featuring the best bits from brandnewretro.ie along with lots of new scans.
The book is published by Liberties Press and will be launched at Eason bookstore, O’Connell Street, Dublin on Thursday, November 12.
You may recall yesterday’s competition wherein we invited readers to submit wickedly inventive or otherwise entertaining definitions of words of their choice, egged on by the prospect of a free copy of The Devil’s Dictionary (1906) by Ambrose Bierce – a new version of which has just been released by the nice people at Roads Publishing.
You literally answered in your 47s.
The lucky Dr Johnsons are as follows.
Denizen: n. a person claiming citizenship of several countries simultaneously. (bisted)
Topaz (n) Gemstone once believed to have the power to shrink male genitalia (caroline)
TD: Former Irish educator who found they could neither do nor teach. (Mysteron)
Be grand: the idea that it will all turn out well at the end of the day; a sort of nervous, hopeful and yet cavalier attitude adopted by the Irish nation, often to their own detriment.eg. “Oh no Fintan your face is on fire! Shall I fetch a glass of water?”
“Will you get away out of that Gobnáit! I’ll just stick my head in this bucket of gick, be grand!” (meadowlark)
Arsessist (n): One who aggressively and relentlessly threatens litigation to defend a supposed reputation, recognised and revered by no-one but himself, making a complete arse of himself in the process. (Chucky R. Law)
Zylophone: n Incorrect spelling of Xylophone (Brian)
Yesterday: Lucifer’s Lexicon