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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (October-December) » Archive through December 27, 2004 » Ouch!! « Previous Next »

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Fealsamh (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 03:43 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I dunno if anyone else say Diarmuid Doyle's anti-Irish diatribe in the Sunday Tribune yesterday?

Having a go at the language and Irish people abroad using Irish so that others can't understand them(like no other nation on earth does that when they're abroad!)
I don't have the whole article to cut and paste(maybe someone else does) but here's a taster:

"The Irish language's unpopularity is rooted in the kind of mucksavagery with which it is surrounded. It has become the international language of cute hoorism, the babbling soundtrack to a world of strokes, chips on the shoulder and fast ones."

There was a time that Diarmuid and Kevin et al. actually bothered me, but the more of these articles they write and the more I read them, the more irrational and overtly-emotional they seem.
I actually get mental images of them foaming at the mouth in rage, as I read it.
The only emotional they evoke in me these days is pity. It's such a shame to be so motivated by hatred.
Suaimhneas Dé orthu.

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Pádraig_toronto
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 06:55 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

perhaps for a start the poor fellow should wear looser underwear

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Aonghus
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Post Number: 663
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 04:22 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Seosamh made the point that this virulent press attacks are probably a good sign - it shows the language is making progress if it is worth getting all het up about it being dead.

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Diarmo
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Post Number: 80
Registered: 08-2004


Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Suprising to see it coming from The Sunday Tribune..usually not a West Briton paper like The Sindo...

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An_mídheach_mealltach
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

No it's quite unlike the Sindo. Usually a very good paper. In fact quite often I have a lot of time for Diarmuid Doyle, but he just becomes a raving idiot everytime he writes an article about Irish, a few time a year usually. He was ranting every Sunday for weeks when they first set up TG4.
Can't judge a paper on one journalist. Personally I'd consider the Irish Times to be the most Irish friendly of the English language newspapers. None of the others publish as many articles in Irish, despite the fact that Kevin Myers wirtes for the paper. He's very much the exception to the rule.



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