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Monday Night Irish Class, June 19, 2017

Irish Class, June 19, 2016

Rang Gaeilge, 19ú lá Mí na Mheiteam 2017

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Seanfhocal

Aithníonn fear na h-olna dhíol fear na h-olna cheannach. The wool seller knows (recognizes) the wool buyer.
graftha = grafadh grubbing, hoeing
fiadhaigh = fiach hunt(ing), chase, chasing
gaoithe = gaoth wind
Tá trí saghas fear ann, fear grafta, fear fiadhaigh, agus fear gaoithe. There are three sorts of man,
the worker, the pleasure-seeker, and the windbag.

Siopadóireacht

Léigh tuilleadh

Significant Figures

Measurement and Uncertainty Smackdown. With America being ruled by the Innumerati of all political persuasions anything that helps simple quantitative reasoning is worthwhile.

The basics of this I learned in High School Chemistry (Thank you, Mr. Wheeler) and my first two years at Carleton. Of course, back then (1967-70),

….there is no reason that students in introductory courses couldn’t do the monte
carlo method.

was not quite so obvious.

Fantasy before Reality

I stumbled on 5 Ancient Acts of War That Changed the Face of the Earth. The history is accurate, though the style and vocabulary are …. not what I used when writing papers for History 10 at Carleton 40 years ago. Also interesting are the parallels used to describe historical events. Mildly NSFW language behind cut