Friday, 24 August 2018

25th Annual Derrylane Yardfest at the Flaxmill

Flax-Mill Textiles: The Irish Linen Weavers of Derrylane.
(between Dungiven and Limavady)

On stage at the 25th Yard Fest:
Saturday 8th September 2018 

Willie Drennan and David McClean doing Lambeg Boogie:
You Tube:

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Linguistic Dilemma: Brexit doesn't mean Brexit

By Willie Drennan
Is Oxford keeping up with change in language?

Modern politics and modern media are transforming the English Language. We used to all know the meaning of certain words, and when strung together into sentences, most people could easily follow and figure out what they meant.

Today it is getting much more complicated, especially in the world of political jargon. Old established words don't necessarily mean the same thing as they used to. For example: Liberal no longer relates to the old dictionary definition of liberal. Liberal does not mean liberal any more. As a matter of fact when the word is applied to modern politics it actually seems to mean illiberal.