Was It Vor This?

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John Cleese criticised on Twitter for Irish language comments (RTÉ)

17 thoughts on “Was It Vor This?

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    He’s clearly a jolly good poo-stirrer. Best off ignoring his British nationalistic outbursts. I’m surprised the Rubberbandits responded – I thought they were too cool to get riled up this.

  2. kellMA

    I love your use of words…. but not your use of the letters in them. Sheesh…. F off Jon.

      1. Pee Pee

        I don’t mean it to be cruel. The whole thing is much ado about nothing, as the English would say.

  3. Slightly Bemused

    But of course, we could also add that ‘mh’ can be a ‘v’ sound or a ‘w’ sound, depending on where you are from. Making Eibhlín equally accurate as ‘Evelyn’ or ‘Eyeleen’, depending on where you are from.

    Should we also point out to Mr Englishman that is was the English themselves who developed the method of spelling in Irish using Latinic letters, specifically so thy could pronounce the words? Prior to them, Irish was primarily a spoken language.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Ok, that was a bit disjointed and not fully sensible or accurate. Apologies, not enough caffeine yet :)

  4. BS

    I met John Cleese at a charity do once. He was surprisinly down to earth and VERY funny.

    Is what will be tweeted soon….hopefully….he’s gone full silly bored old man

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