Are dictionaries still important? Who uses them? How does new words get into a dictionary? Are they ever kicked out? Today's show features a discussion of an important new addition to the Irish language, the Concise New English Irish Dictionary edited by Pádraig Ó Mianáin and also looks at the latest updates to the Oxford English Dictionary.
This week's Toaster Challenge guest is poet and nature writer Seán Lysaght whose account of the North Mayo landscape, Wild Nephin, has just been published. His choice is the acclaimed Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty.
Intro/outro music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire, ‘Thou Shalt Not Carry’ from The Hare’s Corner, 2008, with thanks to Colm for permission to use it.
Song for Better Times by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD) (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/NiGiD/47949 Ft: smilingcynic
Artwork by Freya Sirr
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