Nadine O’Regan: Women’s football team have said sorry over ‘Ra’ gaffe, let’s leave it at that

The unsavoury chant that went up in the locker room after the Irish team qualified for the Fifa Women’s World Cup finals was unedifying surely, but hardly unforgivable

The other day, I was listening to a fascinating radio interview with Susie Dent, wordsmith and TV personality, who became well known over the course of lockdown for picking out unusual words every day on Twitter that adequately summed up the malaise we were all experiencing at the time. Dent is a self-confessed nerd, someone who revels in language and loves going on a deep dive into the etymology of words.

During the interview, she ...