celtic : Common Errors in English

About celtic

Because the Boston Celtics basketball team pronounces its name as if it began with an S, Americans are prone to use this pronunciation of the word as it applies to the Bretons, Cornish, Welsh, Irish and Scots; but the dominant pronunciation among sophisticated US speakers is “keltik.” Just remember: “Celts in kilts.” Interestingly, the Scots themselves often use the “S” pronunciation, notably in referring to the Glasgow soccer team, the “Celtic Football Club.”

celtic Meaning(s)

  • (n) a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era
  • (a) relating to or characteristic of the Celts

celtic in News

  1. Celtic talks with Clippers hit road block

    Talks between the Celtics and Clippers on transactions involving Doc Rivers and players were said to be all but dead last night. Sources close to the situation weren't sure if anything could yet rekindle the discussions, but it appears a grand bargain that would have netted the Clippers Doc Rivers while the Celts acquired players to jump start their rebuilding has hit a road block.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: Boston Herald

  2. Big Irish Fair brings Celtic fun to O.C.

    Celtic culture is on display this weekend as the 38th annual Big Irish Fair brings music, dancing and other events to Oak Canyon Park near Irvine Lake.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: Orange County Register

  3. GC Celtic Warriors finish spring season 2013 with win

    The Garden City Celtic Warriors pushed thru an up and down season with a GREAT win in its final game verse a tough POB team which they started the season against in an epic shootout won by POB in the third round of PK's. The Celtic Warriors worked hard all season long and with a few injuries were able to overcome adversity and get better thru out the season. read more
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Garden City News

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