Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh! (Happy St Patricks Day!)

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Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh! (Happy St Patricks Day!)

Postby kipples » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:19 am

Have a good one what the folkers!

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Postby LauraK » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:25 am

Just in time for me to post this creepy-weird pic I found..... "Dear old Ireland....how I miss catching pigs by their hind leg and clubbing them to death..." :shock:
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Postby closet jemainiac » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:27 am

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Postby mohumbhai mania » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:58 am

WOW. that's kind of amazing.

And Happy St. Pat's to you all. I just hope that nobody passes out next to me on the bus going home like they have for the past two years. :evil:
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Re: Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh! (Happy St Patricks Day!)

Postby SheWolf » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:57 pm

and a happy Paddy's to ye. Do you speak Gaelic kipples?
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Re: Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh! (Happy St Patricks Day!)

Postby kipples » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:12 pm

No, I was 14 when I moved over from England so I was exempt from having to learn it

I know a few words but I only know 2 full sentences which I'll spell out phonetically:

Nee hig-a-may fockle ars gwelga = I don't speak a word of Irish

and

Cawntsh lay maw lawv, kneel ma eye a gay-shtuck = "talk to my hand because my face isn't listening", or there abouts!

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Postby LauraK » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:26 pm

Wow, I bet I sound ridiculous as I sit here trying to speak those sentences in a bad Irish accent....:lol:

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Postby SheWolf » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:44 pm

Do they call it Irish or Gaelic these days or is either term correct?

I remember taking a ferry from Wales to Dun Laoghaire and being all "flippin' heck how do I pronounce that?" but it was easy - Dunleary. :) The Irish spelling always looks so daunting. I was even more confused to find out I wasn't in Dublin, which is where I thought we were landing. :rolleyes:

The only bit o' Irish I know comes from The Pogues - Pogue Mahone -kiss me arse. :drinkers: (I'm having a great big delicious beer right now, tis not Irish though but I did buy a green bagel today.)
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Postby Venus » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:53 pm

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Re: Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh! (Happy St Patricks Day!)

Postby kipples » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:08 pm

Well if you're in Ireland you could say either Irish or Gaelic, but Gaelic itself could mean Irish, Scottish or Welsh native languages.

I can remember going to a girls birthday party and writing out "Happy Birthday Neeve". I was then told her name was spelt Niamh!

Another time I was trying to read the words on a brown paper bag we got from the bakery. It was in a old timey font and I read it as "gaga mills". My mother fell about laughing and told me it was Caca milis (cawcaw milish) meaning cake.

There's a very funny advert for carlsberg that uses Irish


At the end he says ciunas bothar cailin baine, which translates to "quiet road" (he's telling the road to be quiet) girl milk!

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Re: Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh! (Happy St Patricks Day!)

Postby rotunda » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:13 am

:o Oh oh I remember that ad!

kipples wrote:Nee hig-a-may fockle ars gwelga = I don't speak a word of Irish

and

Cawntsh lay maw lawv, kneel ma eye a gay-shtuck = "talk to my hand because my face isn't listening", or there abouts!

Haha, always useful, I'm sure.

Happy St Patrick's Day! There's only an hour of it left here but still... for all you across the pond, enjoy! :wink:

The celebrations are postponed for me this year, but once I'm free of the cold I'm currently harbouring I shall definitely be having a few.


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