Curious Language Link – Tired Tour Shock

I’ve been battling asthma and respiratory illness for a while so I haven’t been singing and making music or been active online. I hope that will change this year and I can share new music with you soon.

Also this year Ireland declared 2018 to be “Bliain na Gaeilge”, which is the Year of Irish Gaelic to promote the language. Along those lines I’ll share a curious thing about the Irish word for “tired” – “tuirseach” is pronounced “tour-shock”. So being tired seems to come from the “shock” of being “on tour,” like active military duty or working a long tour.

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