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actung commented on the word pillaloo
Apparently began as a hunting cry. http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-pil2.htm
June 11, 2012
sionnach commented on the word pillaloo
As it appears in the chorus of the well-known Irish song "Tá an poc ar buile" (The billygoat (puck) is hopping mad!):"Aililiú, puililiú! Ai-li-liú!Tá an poc ar buile!"What can we deduce about the distribution of vowels before and after consonants in Gaelic from the above snippet?
February 23, 2009
bilby commented on the word pillaloo
Woe! The price of potatoes has increased! My pet leprechaun has bunions! They're bringing in a tax on the colour green! Alas!
mollusque commented on the word pillaloo
Irish English: alas! woe!; a cry of distress, a howl; an uproar.
April 6, 2008