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DID YOU KNOW the Irish have a word for it…

DAY DAPPLE is an old Irish term for the time of day when a person can no longer be distinguished from a bush.

Source QI 1227 Facts also used in The Day of the Outlander by O.B. Wright. (I so want to believe it is true)

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6 comments on “DID YOU KNOW the Irish have a word for it…

  1. Cathy Dreyer
    March 10, 2013

    I love this x

  2. bucfpeducation
    March 10, 2013

    thanks for reminding me….

    • bridget whelan
      March 10, 2013

      So you heard it before – excellent! Still puzzling how you would use it in a sentence. ‘All that day dappling is getting on my nerves…” Still think we should drop it casually into conversation at ever opportunity

      • bucfpeducation
        March 13, 2013

        Sounds like a good plan. I like the word ‘dandle’ too, as in ‘ma pa dandled me on his knee…’ Hope you’re well Bridget – Niall

      • bridget whelan
        March 13, 2013

        Ah, dandle! Love it

  3. ann perrin
    March 10, 2013

    I do so love the Irish, of course it’s true.

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