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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Tue May 27, 2008 10:52 pm

cookiemonster wrote:
As Béarla, le do thoil.

Tá bhrón orm. Well, I need a new General of my Secret Army. I don't trust the current General, I feel they are plotting against me, and therefore I must get someone new for the job.

It's a very good job, you would do interesting and worthwhile work.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Wed May 28, 2008 11:52 am

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
Mínigh...

Bhuel, ba mhaith liom Ard-Stiúrthiór nua a fháil. Tá mé bheith in amhras faoi dhuine mar Ard-Stiúrthióir anois, agus, mar a gheall ar sin, ní mór orm duine nua a fháil.

Is post sár-mhaith é. Dhéanfá obair siúmuíl agus fiúntach.
Cad is brí le 'mínigh' agus 'mar a gheall ar sin' agus 'ní mór orm'.

Samplanna (?) píósa (?) as gaeilgle le do thoil.. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Wed May 28, 2008 12:44 pm

Auditor #9 wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
Mínigh...

Bhuel, ba mhaith liom Ard-Stiúrthiór nua a fháil. Tá mé bheith in amhras faoi dhuine mar Ard-Stiúrthióir anois, agus, mar a gheall ar sin, ní mór orm duine nua a fháil.

Is post sár-mhaith é. Dhéanfá obair siúmuíl agus fiúntach.
Cad is brí le 'mínigh' agus 'mar a gheall ar sin' agus 'ní mór orm'.

Samplanna (?) píósa (?) as gaeilgle le do thoil.. Wink
Mínigh - explain.
Mínigh an Conradh Liospóin dom, le do thoil.

Mar gheall ar sin - because of that
Is rud tabhachtach é an conradh Liospóin. Mar gheall ar sin, caithimid vótáil air.

Ní mór dom - a tricky one that. Literally: 'It's not much for me to...' but it actually means 'I have to'. I found out the difference the hard way, as exams in Irish are very fond of the phrase.
Ní mór dom cáin a íoc.

And it's 'samplaí'.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Wed May 28, 2008 12:55 pm

Some more stuff for my sig!

'Ní mór dom' is an important phrase then in any language being 'must' or 'have to'. In Spanish it was one of the first expressions I tried to get my hands on and translates well into English using a verb of possession and a particle. The verb of possession is interesting - I confess I don't know how to express it in Irish. And what are the words for 'important' and 'difficult'?

'Samplanna' - Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Wed May 28, 2008 1:17 pm

Ní mór dom is a phrase which should be cleansed from the Irish language. Caithfidh mé is much clearer. I notice that riadach replaced all my 'ní mó do's with 'caithfidh's in my translation of the charter, a move I fully endorse.

Ní mór dom confuses 'I should' and 'I must', an important distinction.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Wed May 28, 2008 10:35 pm

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Ní mór dom - a tricky one that. Literally: 'It's not much for me to...' but it actually means 'I have to'. I found out the difference the hard way, as exams in Irish are very fond of the phrase.
Ní mór dom cáin a íoc.


Ní mór dom? Ceapaim go bhfuil sé ní mór orm. An bhfuil me ceart nó mí-cheart?


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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Wed May 28, 2008 11:14 pm

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
905 wrote:


Ní mór dom - a tricky one that. Literally: 'It's not much for me to...' but it actually means 'I have to'. I found out the difference the hard way, as exams in Irish are very fond of the phrase.
Ní mór dom cáin a íoc.


Ní mór dom? Ceapaim go bhfuil sé ní mór orm. An bhfuil me ceart nó mí-ceart?
Eh, one means 'it's not much to me' and the other 'it's not much for me'. I think ní mór dom is more common, but a good question for riadach. Well spotted by the way.

And it's mí-cheart. I don't have many oppertunities to be a smarmy student left.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Wed May 28, 2008 11:18 pm

905 wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
905 wrote:


Ní mór dom - a tricky one that. Literally: 'It's not much for me to...' but it actually means 'I have to'. I found out the difference the hard way, as exams in Irish are very fond of the phrase.
Ní mór dom cáin a íoc.


Ní mór dom? Ceapaim go bhfuil sé ní mór orm. An bhfuil me ceart nó mí-ceart?
Eh, one means 'it's not much to me' and the other 'it's not much for me'. I think ní mór dom is more common, but a good question for riadach. Well spotted by the way.

And it's mí-cheart. I don't have many oppertunities to be a smarmy student left.

Thanks very much for the clarification, 905. I'll keep that in mind, and remember to use caithfídh mé agus rudaí mar sin in the future.

Thanks also for clearing up my Irish spelling and, for that, I'll glance over your transgressions in the occupier's tongue! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:03 am

I just love Edo's 'langered' posts. They crop up every now and then and I had the pleasure of a bunch of them this morning.

I love you Edo drunken lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:02 am

Kate P wrote:
I just love Edo's 'langered' posts. They crop up every now and then and I had the pleasure of a bunch of them this morning.

I love you Edo drunken lol!

Porter: Drink, sir, is a great provoker of three things.

Macduff: What three things does drink especially provoke?

Porter: Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes; it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance: therefore, much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him, and it mars him; it sets him on, and it takes him off; it persuades him, and disheartens him; makes him stand to, and not stand to; in conclusion, equivocates him in a sleep, and, giving him the lie, leaves him
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:48 am

Like so...

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by Edo Today at 5:07 am

Aragon wrote:
Astounded anyone is capapble of considering this possibility without being engulfed in outrage. We HAVE voted. It's done.

Aside from that, I believe a re-run this time will enrage people and quite likely result in an even worse result for the yes side.

The only options now left for the government are either to railroad another vote, unconstitutionally and illegally or to fix the vote in a second referendum - something which I personally believe they are entirely capable of.

ah would ya chill out - there'll be no referendum for at least 3 years at the earliest.

My recomendation to you would be to grow a trendy beard -as feck off to the continent and shag as many fench chicks as possible while Ireland is bete Noire of Europe and return when the property market has bottomed out and you'll have serious opportunities - provided of course that you had the nuts to nail that french chick in Arles in the first place!

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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:51 am

It's just struck me that Arles is probably closer to Ballylinan than Paris. French women in Laois - what more could a man ask for?
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:55 am

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by Edo Today at 4:39 am

youngdan wrote:
If I had to place a bet then it would be that your father would build a nest in all of our ears. Whatever the level of formal education was available to his generation each and every one were as sharp as a tack. Without reading 300 pages he knew that hidden inside the horsehoopie were plenty of double talk and deception. He recognised a con when he saw it. Hopefully today will shake the belief held by many that politicians care more about them than themselves. This has got to be the biggest self delusion in history but many actually believe it.

Dan - the Martians have told me as a loyal EU citizen( we had first contact about 25 years agp = how do you think we became so good at team golf over 6 years - Do do - do do- do do do do - do do do..............................................................................................................................................


I totally expect this attempt at humour to be totally ignored because I posses a lower form of intelligence ( Im not a mad leftie, envoirnmentalist or ideogolue of any kind) than anybody else on this site - but feck yis all - I thought I was fecking hillarioius
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:15 pm

Kate P wrote:
I just love Edo's 'langered' posts. They crop up every now and then and I had the pleasure of a bunch of them this morning.

I love you Edo drunken lol!

Yes, they're inspired pieces of purple prose. Edo is such a great person, I'm sorry for him that the Treaty's been rejected.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:16 pm

I like...
...sitting here with my ten day old niece sleeping peacefully on my shoulder and smelling of baby. It's the most perfect feeling ever.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:14 am

Oh Lordy - I did leave one trail of destruction mayhem and mischief here on Saturday morning didn't I? Very Happy

After spending the last 24 hrs wandering in and out of consciousness -watching the entire Futurama series 3 on DVD and dreaming about monkeys!! - I think Im on the road to recovery now.

Yep - I think I've been pushing the "Work hard - play hard" paradim a bit much recently - Friday night was one badly needed blowout after the last 4 months trying to juggle the trials and tribulations of a fast changing work situation and keeping up with the campaign (Im not mentioning the "L" word again - its over!) . Mad night alright - after I left yis around the 9 mark on Friday - went down to Slatterys in Rathmines for a few swift ones with the boys -then into HQ on Mount Street for a few more there - FG - any excuse for a party! - managed to finagle a few tickets to the IBEC bash - Talk about a funeral atmosphere - still they had gallons of expensive champers lying around on ice - so waste not - we did our bit! - and finally back to Roddys in Rathmines where I met up with the Russian mafia from work and we proceeded to mix drinkies in a crazy attempt to discover the secret of cold fusion and have fun at the same time - after the usual fun and games down at Burgerking - I got home and was still in a fit state to take the laptop out of the wardrobe and manage to work it and log on - amazing how the mind works at times!!

ANYWAY - thats the last mental one for a while now - time to get the life back more in balance and less of the crazy stuff. After the last posters are taken down next week - Im seriously contemplating resigning from the party and resuming life as a civilian - it really takes it out of you - I like democracy but actively participating in it can really lower your opinion of it - on all counts not just cos we lost -

Going to have a quiet summer and get back to some personal improvement I think - it will be needed as I think we are in for interesting times and at the end of the day it will be every man and woman for themselves. Im bowing out of political discussion for the time being - Im burnt out - so no more P.ie for the forseeable future -(not that I'll be missing anything by the looks of things at the moment - looks like the monkeys have conquered all before them over there - actually thats a disservice to monkeys - its gone totally juvenile - tho I guess you were always sorting the chaff from the wheat over there.

I'll drop in now and again but the laptop is being put out to grass for the summer - time to take in the fresh air, recharge the batteries, let go the bad feelings and get a new perspective on things.

Later

Edo
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:23 am

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I'll drop in now and again but the laptop is being put out to grass for the summer - time to take in the fresh air, recharge the batteries, let go the bad feelings and get a new perspective on things.

Later

Edo

I'm glad for you, Edo. I, for one, hope you have a wonderful Summer, after the last few months gyrations, you deserve a nice long break. I'll be looking forward to your next missive with great anticipation, since they never fail to impress. Your contribution on the, "Observer : Time for Ireland to leave the EU?" thread on P.ie was like an oasis in a desert of ignorance and bluster. More power to you!
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:32 am

Are you going to get a train ticket around the world Edo? Send us a blog or two if you do will you?

The Russians should lock up their daughters Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:34 am

Auditor #9 wrote:

The Russians should lock up their daughters Wink

And their sons too! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:44 am

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Are you going to get a train ticket around the world Edo? Send us a blog or two if you do will you?

The Russians should lock up their daughters Wink

Its still on - tho it will be early next year before I embark - was told that you should see Siberia in January to get a real sense of it. Have a few loose ends to tie up workwise ,a few more shekels to put away and a bit of language learning and other useful skills to get under my belt before I go - its gonna be a long one - and theres a fair bit of planning involved.

Dont worry I'll open a blog here on MN to keep you all informed of my whereabouts -tho knowing my luck and penchant for the spectacular and walking into disaster zones- you'll probably see me on CNN First Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:46 am

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
Edo wrote:


I'll drop in now and again but the laptop is being put out to grass for the summer - time to take in the fresh air, recharge the batteries, let go the bad feelings and get a new perspective on things.

Later

Edo

I'm glad for you, Edo. I, for one, hope you have a wonderful Summer, after the last few months gyrations, you deserve a nice long break. I'll be looking forward to your next missive with great anticipation, since they never fail to impress. Your contribution on the, "Observer : Time for Ireland to leave the EU?" thread on P.ie was like an oasis in a desert of ignorance and bluster. More power to you!

Thanks Ard - I'll still be looking in for your stout commentary on all things economic as I regiggle my financial portfolio in the coming months.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:53 am

Enjoy your summer Edo, though I don't think you'll be able to stay away from MN for that long. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:55 am

Edo wrote:
knowing my luck and penchant for the spectacular and walking into disaster zones ...
You've so far managed to avoid joining the Fianna Fáil party under Cowen so that's one avoided

Regards ... jmcc
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:07 am

Edo wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
Edo wrote:


I'll drop in now and again but the laptop is being put out to grass for the summer - time to take in the fresh air, recharge the batteries, let go the bad feelings and get a new perspective on things.

Later

Edo

I'm glad for you, Edo. I, for one, hope you have a wonderful Summer, after the last few months gyrations, you deserve a nice long break. I'll be looking forward to your next missive with great anticipation, since they never fail to impress. Your contribution on the, "Observer : Time for Ireland to leave the EU?" thread on P.ie was like an oasis in a desert of ignorance and bluster. More power to you!

Thanks Ard - I'll still be looking in for your stout commentary on all things economic as I regiggle my financial portfolio in the coming months.

You're very welcome, Edo. In terms of matters economic, I'd recommend keeping a significant portion of your wealth in cash as you finance a Grand Tour. In these uncertain times, cash is king.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I LIKE..." thread.   Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:32 am

I'm quoting AT, Edo, because there's little point in re-inventing the wheel. I hope EVM is right and you find it harder to stay away from here than you might think...

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I'm glad for you, Edo. I, for one, hope you have a wonderful Summer, after the last few months gyrations, you deserve a nice long break. I'll be looking forward to your next missive with great anticipation, since they never fail to impress

But you may also like to consider the following, which I received today from a thoughtful friend.

Quote :
Lesson 1:

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.

The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.

When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbour.

Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel.'

After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.

When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, 'Who was that?'

'It was Bob the next door neighbour,' she replies.

'Great,' the husband says, 'did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?'

Moral of the story:

If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:

A priest offered a Nun a lift.

She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.

The priest nearly had an accident.

After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.

The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?'

The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again.
The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?'

The priest apologized 'Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.'

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, 'Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.'

Moral of the story:
If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3:

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.

They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, 'I'll give each of you just one wish.'
'Me first! Me first!' says the admin clerk. 'I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.'
Puff! She's gone.

'Me next! Me next!' says the sales rep. 'I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.'

Puff! He's gone.

'OK, you're up,' the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, 'I want those two back in the office after lunch.'
Moral of the story:
Always let your boss have the first say.
Lesson 4

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.

A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, 'Can I also sit like you and do nothing?'
The eagle answered: 'Sure, why not.'

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.
Lesson 5

A turkey was chatting with a bull.

'I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree' sighed the turkey, 'but I haven't got the energy.'
'Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?' replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients.'

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.

The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.

Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story:
Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there..
Lesson 6

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field.

While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.

As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was.

The dung was actually thawing him out!

He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate.

Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.

(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your
friend.

(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep
your mouth shut!
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