“Snollygoster” is a Lost Word with Lasting Meaning

Snollygoster (snahl-ee-gahs-tuhr) – an unprincipled person, a liar, especially a politician This ridiculously fun-to-say word comes from 19th-century American slang. The origin of this term is suspected to have come from snallygaster, which is a word for “a mythical beast that preys on poultry and children.” Wait, what? Yes, apparently in American lore, there is […]

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The History of Saint Patrick’s Day

By Dr. Edward Whelan What is the history of Saint Patrick’s Day? St Patrick’s Day is the National Day of Ireland and it was observed by those of Irish heritage around the globe. The day is the anniversary of the death of St Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland. The patron saint of […]

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