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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2003 (January-June) » Cad focail atá "Funny Farm"? « Previous Next »

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Fintan (203.221.123.223 - 203.221.123.223)
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 08:23 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Chairde Uaisle,
Just after a wee translation. "Funny Farm".... now, tuigim that it's not gonna be "Feirm Greannmhar", as that's the wrong kind of funny.

Would there be a better colloquial Irish expression for the, so-to-speak, 'nuthatch, loony bin..' etc?

Can anyone help a puir ould Aussie down under 'ere with this one?

Le meas,
Fintan

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Oliver Grennan (193.122.47.162 - 193.122.47.162)
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 12:23 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi,
The phrase is "Teach na nGealt"

Gealt is the word for a lunatic (from the word moon in both languages).

If someone has gone mad you say that they are in "Gleann na nGealt".

Slán leat ón gealt seo,

Oliver.

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Oliver Grennan (193.122.47.162 - 193.122.47.162)
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 12:26 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I meant "ón ghealt seo" (feminine)

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Fintan (203.221.129.150 - 203.221.129.150)
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2003 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Oliver,
Go raibh míle maith agat a chara! Just what I was after bein' after...... I think I'll send my friend the "Gleann.." alternative, as it's a name for a farm he's after. Bingo chutney, and thanks again!

Le ard-mheas(?),
Fintan

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