By the time you have removed all the rubbish from this book, there is virtually nothing left.
I read a book like this and will, as Abraham Lincoln once said of the Bible, "swallow what I can and leave the rest for somebody else to chew on."
In a very delicate and entertaining way Cassidy takes the reader through a few areas where the Irish language has a marked influence.
It's fairly obvious Cassidy has farmed the fertile fields of his own imagination for this book. I am disinclined to believe he has any knowledge of Irish, other than he may have... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kyle Lerfald
I am a native speaker of Irish with an interest in etymology. This book is an utter scam. The vast majority of the assertions in it are false(at least 98% I guess). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eoin Ó Murchú
I bough this book as a gift for a friend, so I have not read it. It came on time in very good condition.Published 5 months ago by ArtsEdMA
This book is really interesting. So many of the words and phrases we use everyday come from the Irish language.Published 7 months ago by Jonathan Robert Lancaster
I bought this for my Irish significant-other. Thinking he would be interested, He looked through it and said it was like reading a dictionary. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Roberta D Housel
An interesting, if wildly overstated theory of the contribution made by the Irish language to the American language. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Young Joe Clark
I am amazed at all the detailed research that went into this... it's almost too much info.. it's a bit choppy to read because it doesn't flow like a story for the most part. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Michael E. Ohearn
"Which leads me to some comments about the suppression of Irish: language will out. The attempt to suppress the Irish language does not preclude finding written examples, mainly... Read morePublished 12 months ago by E. Bennett