Michael I don't mind helping out a fellow Aussie .. here are some I found with a source ..
(http://www.bfbs.org.uk/britishisles/bri ... uages.html
Familiar Scots Gaelic words which have come into English include: cairn, clan, claymore, crag, gillie (meaning servant), glen, loch, ptarmigan, slogan and whisky.
Irish words which have come into English include: banshee, bog, boycott, leprechaun, shamrock and smithereens. (and codger)
(http://www.settlement.org/cp/english/ir ... ommun.html
Irish words that have entered the English language include banshee, galore, bother, smithereen, hooligan, tantrum and donnybrook.
.. not knowing your purpose or level of interest you might find these sites worthwhile >>
http://www.anu.edu.au/ANDC/Ozwords/Apri ... 0pipe.html
.. for a comical slant you can check here .. a scholarly paper >> http://paul.merton.ox.ac.uk/language/english.html
.. and if you have time/inclination to scroll through all the words searching for familiar ones >>>
.. hope it all helps and I just hope that we Aussies show the Irish the meaning of another word .. "defeat" .. when the Wallabies take on Ireland in Melbourne in the Rugby World Cup next Saturday .. c'arn tha Wallabies !!!!
Wizard of Oz, Australia. 30/10/03
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