Words, Words, Words: Houghmagandie
, Knockers, Trolleys & Others by linguist and academician Diarmaid O Muirithe (former Senior Lecturer in Irish, University College Dublin), expertly probes lexicography, dialect, sexual practices, sport and social history to create a humorous, informed and informative guide for non-specialist general readers to some of the more obscure and bizarre byways of the English language.
As Skoblow notes, even in the purportedly impersonal glossary of the Kilmarnock edition, Burns gives 'houghmagandie
' as 'a species of gender composed of the masculine and feminine united' (p.
He was a founder member of The Houghmagandie
Roadshow in later years while touring as a solo singer to support top Irish acts including The Dubliners and the Fureys.
By the 1980s, he had recorded with celebrated Coventry band Lochan and appeared with members of Lochan plus the late Pete Bevan as part of the Houghmagandie
Celebrated local line-ups that included Gibb were Lochan and the Houghmagandie
Roadshow which also featured another great Coventry personality, the late Pete Bevan.
Which leads me to houghmagandie
. That, too, has been affected by modern living.