In clabber to the knees29 September 2020
How old is the Irish word clábar and when did it first appear in Hiberno-English? Find out in this episode of Spreading the Words.
Irish clábar lies behind Hiberno-English clabber and clauber, but for how long have we been saying ‘clabber to the knees’?
Episode 6: Clábar (Mud). Listen to the podcast here.
Spreading the Words is a new series by MoLi on the histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life. The episodes are written by Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, authors of A History of Ireland in 100 Words, and produced in association with the book and the electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language. Read by Regina Uí Chollatáin.
Listen to the full series here.
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