15 thoughts on “Tymczasem, Na Ulicy

  1. Broadbag

    The Irish ones are a complete waste of money, whatever about some of the foreign communities containing people who don’t speak English, every Irish person understands English, paying lip service to the Irish language lobby is a waste of resources.

      1. Broadbag

        Yeah, but what’s the Irish for caveman?

        Just because it’s a legal right doesn’t mean it’s prudent, the law’s an ass, how many Irish speakers are there on the North Strand, does anyone care, nah, just waste the money to tick a box, congrats to all involved, big win.

        1. scottser

          i know how you feel broadbag. wouldn’t it just be easier and better if everyone thought like you?

        2. Gabby

          @Broadbag: the Irish for caveman is ‘fear uamhach’ I think and the feminine noun may be ‘cailin/bean uamhach’. Is that fine woman in the Polish poster of slavic or celtic demeanour? I like her no-nonsense physiognomy regardless of ethnic origin.

    1. SB

      I agree, but if you only catered for the other languages, you’d have a mob outside the Dáil (or Google?) with tricolours and megaphones

  2. Arfton Clax

    “The Irish language Lobby” Nicely dismissive tone there. Well done. “If you can’t see it, you can’t be it” Visibility of the language is important. and, like it or not it is (officially) the first language of the country.
    By your logic there would be no need for signs in German in Germany as .. sure they all speak English don’t they?

    Seriously, find another target for your unresolved anger issues.

    1. Broadbag

      You’re the only angry one here compadre, the language is essentially dead and your example is beyond ridiculous, but ‘seriously’ keep fighting the good fight.

    2. Rob_G

      Your analogy with Germany would only work if 90%* of the population of Germany were incapable of holding a conversation in German.

      And while I am in favour in general of the Irish language appearing in public spaces, public health information relating to a pandemic should probably be delivered in a manner as easy to understand as possible for a given population.

      *and I am being fairly charitable here to the number of people who claim to be Irish speakers.

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