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Oh me nerves ! September 13, 2006

Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery.
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Have you ever heard anyone say “Oh, poor Mrs. Murphy, she has a problem with her nerves !” or “Ah, John’s nerves are at him !” I mean, what the ….. ? Don’t you mean they have a nervous problem ?

It seems in Ireland, “your nerves” as opposed to being your “nerve endings” or the things that allow you to feel, are indicators of your nervousness and ability to stand up to harrowing situations. What kind of an backwards bastardisation of a word is that ? People – your nerves mean your nerves – the things that carry messages from your brain to your wherever !

Stuff like that just gets on my nerves !! (aaaaaahhhh)

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