[DWJ] author flirting

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 09:10:34 EST 2009

Hiya Joe - you didn't have the two children back when you, Dorian and I met
all those years ago, did you?  (I can't even remember when it was, but long
enough ago that my younger one - now (gulp) 18 and in uni - was pretty
obviously the only child at the event.)

However belated they are, congrats on bringing two DWJ fans-to-be into the


On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:47 AM, Joe <oddenda at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > On Jan 28, 2009, at 3:02 PM, Minnow wrote:
> >
> > > Isn't Baltimore just near Fastnet, in Cork?  :-)  Along with a
> > > whole lot of
> > > other Bal-names around those parts...  That leads me directly to
> > > 'what does
> > > 'bal' or 'balli/y' mean, at the beginning of an Irish place-name?
> >
> 'Baile' means 'town'. 'Mor' is big, and the 'ti' part sounds like it comes
> from the word for 'house'. Town of the big house? The real Irish name is
> totally different, though, so who knows what the people who anglicised it
> were talking about?
> (I don't really know this stuff, in case anyone gets the wrong impression;
> I've just been living here for too long for some of it not to have seeped
> in. Which reminds me, an overdue intro from me: I'm Joe, a third
> Dublin-based list member, I spend some of my time working in an academic
> library, some in overambitious carpentry, some reading, and the largest
> part
> of it minding my two small children. Oh, and I have been known to sleep
> too,
> but not much in the past year or so... Hello all.)
> Joe
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