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Manx words and phrases added to the OED

Loaghtan sheep

Twenty-two make it in

Twenty-two Manx words, compounds, and phrases have been added to the next Oxford English Dictionary update.

They include the likes of 'yessir', 'skeet', 'gobbag', 'loaghtan', and 'traa dy liooar'.

Kelvin Corlett is a Manxman and senior assistant editor at the OED.

He says it's great how you can see the Island's linguistic heritage in the entries:

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