How it’s New York: With so many different cultures descending on New York, language pretty much fascinates everybody here.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
How it’s Irish: This interesting column from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel began with the use of the term “paddy wagon,” around St. Patrick’s Day.
Some familiar TV news phrases are offensive, or lazy – or both (via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Reporter’s use of ‘paddy wagon’ riles reader For me, St. Patrick’s Day is an excuse to cook for and drink with friends. This year, I downloaded Irish music onto my iPhone to play during our gathering. Which is how the Irish Rovers’ song “The Unicorn” got on my phone in the first place. Why it – of…

Gwen Orel
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