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This week's theme: Toponyms coined after places in Ireland
blarney (BLAHR-nee) noun
[After the Blarney stone, a stone in Blarney Castle in Blarney village, near Cork, Ireland which, according to legend, gives the gift of the gab to anyone who kisses it.]
"'[Ronan Keating] is really down to earth and cares about issues like
cancer and poverty. Also, he really cares about his fans,' said Yang,
who said she had met the singer and evidently fell for his blarney."
It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts. -Bill Vaughan, journalist (1915-1977)