Blog Picks

The Daily Mash
Red Mum
Contrived Chaos
Daily Meh
That Guy Ben
Jali’s House
Mutley the Dog
Gavin’s Blog
Best of Both Worlds
Rising Hegemon
Distributor Cap
Midnight Court

13 replies on “Blog Picks”

I checked a few of these out. I know the fabulous Jali already. I think Redmum is going to be a parental inspiration to me as my girls get older. The Daily Mash is great! I don’t know how I missed that one before.

Bock, you are too kind. Thank you for the shout out. I have a cyber friend named Claire (from Ireland) who suggested I check out Irish blogs. That’s how I found you.

She taught me what a toerag is and I love that phrase, but I wanted to impress her with some Irish slang that I found “on the outside.” You know the student impressing the teacher.

So I was wondering if you could help me out with that.

What’s another phrase of endearment that I could casually throw her way? I’m thinking something along the lines of “hey sister or hey girlie” but something that smacks of Ireland.

p.s. Thanks for the link!

Well, Cardiogirl, I’m afraid the word “toerag” might well be of British military origin. As far as I know, it began life as a derogatory corruption of Tuareg, in reference to the North-African nomadic tribes.


Let us know what part of Ireland your friend is from, and I’ll ask Bock’s people what they think. Can’t say fairer than that.

Wow, aren’t you full of knowledge!

I’m pretty sure she’s from Dublin. But now that you mention it, a friend from England, Guilty Secret, also was familiar with the term toerag.

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