Words?

Words?

eegit

feckin eegit

wanker

shite

gobshite

fair enough

no bother

brilliant

fucking brilliant

One might select words from this list to describe….oh let’s say US Vice President Joe Biden…Now the entire world knows US Vice President Joe Biden is a feckin eegit.US Political Cartoon

Ok, fair enough some of you would say he’s not a feckin eegit and perhaps say he’s a wanker and a gobshite.  I suspect not too many would use the last couple of words to describe him.  Brilliant and fucking brilliant are used quite often here in Ireland but are not generally associated with the Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen or Joe Biden.  Me thinks that Joe has an excuse with his hair transplants. They must have strangled what is left of his brain.   Brian Cowen, well, looking at Martyn Turner’s caricature of him in the Irish Times, I would say he smokes cigarettes through his ear.  (left in cartoon) That might cause some brain damage.  Having said that, I kind of like the sitting Taoiseach.Irish Political Cartoon

“This is a big fucking deal!” –Joe Biden, caught on an open microphone congratulating President Barack Obama during the health care signing ceremony, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2010

“His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she’s- wait- your mom’s still- your mom’s still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul.” –Joe Biden, on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is very much alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010

For foca sake that was a savage two weeks of feckin weather.  I was scuttered most of the time.  I even missed that mopsey Mary Byrne on X-Factor the other feckin night.

Then there’s Frank McNally in the Times “An Irishman’s Diary” If, this minute, I had to choose one Christmas record for permanent banning, it would be Paul McCartney’s ‘Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time’.  “It will be no surprise when a shop assistant somewhere in the world successfully sues an employer for the harm caused by passive inhalation of this song over a prolonged period.”

The writers in the Irish Independent are brilliant; the writers in the Times are fucking brilliant.  There is a difference.  In my “A Grand Anachronism” I quote Peter Bills of the Independent using these adjectives to describe a football team…fucking brilliant it is.

The newspaper writers in Ireland, for the most part, are rich in their creative use of the “word”; they are detailed and generate thought provoking points of views and opinions.  The vocal Irish person has a colorful and comical vocabulary that can only be appreciated with a keen sense of humor.

He’s a cute hoor .. Now that one looks like a wild ride. What’s da craic like around here?  Ya got to be coddin me, that fecker is the biggest chancer on the block and  I did mention in a previous posting that RyanAir had a full page ad in the Times the other day …“F*ck the Freeze” Book your flight to the sun with RyanAir.

Ya gotta love the Irish and their “fucking brilliant” vocabulary.

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