Irish Language Purism or Why Browsing Language Forums Makes Me Want To Strangle People.

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“There is nothing in this life so nice and so Gaelic as truly true Gaelic Gaels who speak in true Gaelic Gaelic about the truly Gaelic language.”

– Ó An Beal Bocht / The Poor Mouth le Flann O’Brien.

If I could reach through this computer and throttle every person who uses the term “authentic Irish” I would.

Have you ever encountered phrases like “unnatural non-Gaeltacht Irish”, or “mere Ulsterised / Connachtised / Munsterised versions of Standard Irish” or the infuriating “real Irish”? Having visited some Irish language learning forums this week, I have – a lot – and I am now angry. Angry, not just at the arrogance, self-aggrandisement and rudeness of the people who use these terms, but angry because they will kill the Irish language.

And they will never understand that.

Note that the people I’m talking about- the people who talk this way- are consistently not

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Ancient women found in a Russian cave turn out to be closely related to the modern population – ScienceAlert

http://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-women-found-in-a-russian-cave-turn-out-to-be-closely-related-to-the-modern-population

[repost] Read This Before Patheos Deletes it.

GODS & RADICALS

The following is a repost of an essay deleted by Patheos Pagan detailing the changes they’ve made and their intention to censor their writers. The essay was written by John Halstead on his Patheos-hosted wordpress blog, Allergic Pagan.

We are republishing this because it was deleted by Patheos and the author was locked out of his account, effectively censoring it from the internet.

Please consider reposting this widely, and even hosting it on your website in case of legal threats to us.


I’ve been writing at Patheos for 4 years now (blogging for 6 years in all). In that time, Patheos has changed in some significant ways. The three editors of Patheos Pagan that I’ve known — Star Foster, Christine Hoff Kraemer (who hired me on), and Jason Mankeywere each very different in their own way.

The biggest change, though, is that in the last couple of years…

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Mummified Hand from Yorkshire May Be Last Hand of Glory Still in Existence | Ancient Origins

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/mummified-hand-yorkshire-may-be-last-hand-glory-still-existence-004457?utm_content=buffer24844&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

And leave a man undone to his fate – Ye Jacobites by name – part two – Sing Out!

It is easy to write about violence, the causes of it, the effects of it, in the abstract. Glib, throwaway statements are profoundly easy to produce. My aim in writing this second part of this week’s Murder Ballad Monday blog is to try my best to reach across to the opposite side of this position. Trying not to be glib, tacky and easy when writing about violence is something I believe Robert Burns achieved.
http://singout.org/2013/04/18/and-leave-a-man-undone-to-his-fate-ye-jacobites-by-name-part-two/

Neem Oil for Psoriasis

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

The Neem tree -Azadirachta Indica – is an evergreen, native to South India, that grows up to 60 ft high. It is found in the tropical dry deciduous/evergreen and thorny forests and drier parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. It has been planted and naturalized throughout Africa and grows in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan, Japan and tropical regions of Australia and America. Ancient Indian texts refer to Neem as Sarva Roga Nivarini, “the curer of all ailments.”

The medicinal properties of Neem have been described in ancient Indian medical texts (4000 B.C.) such as the Atharva Veda, Ghrhyasutras, and the Sutragranthas. The Sanskrit name, nimba, is a derivative of the term nimbati syasthyamdadati-meaning ‘to give good health’.

Literally, every part of the tree has a use. The leaf and bark are used in teas, cosmetics, skin care, pet care…

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