Your post about the Irish constantly saying fuck killed me. So I thought you might appreciate a short story about another lapse of language between the Irish and Americans.
My university sponsored a literary tour of Ireland and the UK. In Dublin, my group of girls got in the hotel elevator with these two cute Dubliner boys. Being myself, I was flirting my face off.
One boy was talking about this club the two were going to that night. I asked if it was a fun club. He said yeah, best craic in Dublin.
My girls go completely silent. The boys get off the elevator. The girl next to me starts freaking out about being offered drugs.
I burst out laughing. Then I explained. We ended up going to the club that night. Very fun.
There's no joke as Gaeilge that's more popular for use on the innocent North American visitor. :)
(...If it actually is an Irish joke; or initially one. There is a serious amount of discussion among scholars about the etymology, derivation and history of the term craic. [One simple version is here.])
image 1 text: tweet from Dr Nicola Ní Mhistéil @serentrippety. If you're wondering what #RoeVWade has to do with Ireland, the same groups that funded anti-choice campaigning & lobbying are pumping money & comms into anti-choice groups here. This is a global campaign make no mistake about it.
Also, small rant about @ask-the-ryans below in case that you've noticed I went a lil quiet:
For the latest posts, I've felt like I pressured myself to make something of quality, obscuring the love I had for making finished illustrations (which was kinda my rule in first place, to not go rushing anything around), and since I don't like forcing art for entertainment value, I'll be giving that side project enough space until it comes to me naturally again. But as for now, I really enjoy making silly doodles and comics for punchy men, so let's see where that leads. Still, thank u all for introducing me to a fandom :^)
Since their efforts to aid others in times of crisis often goes unnoticed, let's all take a moment to thank Ireland for taking in the Ukrainian refugees that Britain is turning away. They are demanding no visas, no pre-existing family or title in their country, nothing more than a fucking ID. Those who have faced the most tragedy are truly the most heroic. 🇮🇪🍀💚🤍🧡
I love shipping parcels to Ireland because every individual premises has a unique postal code, so the entire rest of the address can be whatever the fuck they want. I once sent a parcel someplace whose listed street address was literally just “The Yellow Door”. I looked it up on Street View and it was in fact the yellowest door I had ever seen.
someone has already posted this but buffy was definitely the funniest example of american tv using irish as a magical language for spells and the occult. mostly because this passage was very obviously copied and pasted from an article about a new bus lane