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PostSubject: The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish   The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish EmptyFri Mar 14, 2008 2:01 pm

I mentioned this ad on the Irish forum and it (and Carlesberg) got a bad reception. Personally I quite like it. It illustrates that, even though they may not be fluent, they still use the language as the primary mark of Irishness.
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PostSubject: Re: The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish   The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish EmptyFri Mar 14, 2008 2:55 pm

I was just thinking about this today too. It's funny ! It's true as well. That's exactly the type of irish we come out with when we're away - I've done it anyway. And it's almost an irish in-joke too isn't it when you are telling your tales about Americans asking you to speak Irish..

"I started telling them about how the people at home feel about George Bush. I went

D'eirigh me ar a hocht a chlog. Nigh mé mo aghaidh agus George Bush. Duirt mé mo paidreacha san Aerfort Sionnán.

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The likes of the Carlsberg ad brings some fun back into the language.
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The carleberg ad accurately nails the place of Irish in our psyche. The protagonists just come out with catchphrases which are meaningless but which we can use to confer some distinction between us and other Anglophone nations.. it reduces Irish to the status of Latin, good for phrases, but that’s it. The irony being that Latin quotes tend to be relevant to the conversation whereas these guys are just coming out with gibberish, which their audience fawns at…
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I dont like that ad whatsoever. Not sure why though.
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PostSubject: Re: The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish   The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish EmptyFri Mar 14, 2008 4:20 pm

EvotingMachine0197 wrote:
I dont like that ad whatsoever. Not sure why though.
Would it be the creepy barman?
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PostSubject: Re: The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish   The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish EmptyTue Mar 18, 2008 2:35 am

EvotingMachine0197 wrote:
I dont like that ad whatsoever. Not sure why though.

Could be seen as patronising to poor silly Yanks I suppose, and to ourselves for making a holy show of ourselves.

Still, I predict that we'll all be speaking a good bit of Irish every day in ten years time.
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Ah 905, as I said in a previous epoch its paddywhackery of the semi-modernist nature. It dont go the 'hole hog
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PostSubject: Re: The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish   The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish EmptyTue Mar 18, 2008 4:00 am

cactus flower they were south american yanks which is worse !! at least i think they were south american yanks. I liked it as an ad. Anyone have it?
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PostSubject: Re: The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish   The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish EmptyTue Mar 18, 2008 4:12 am

Instantly confused and interesred when first viewed and surprsised by Irish content. Wanted to see again. Good idea for the first two viewings. From there to fore: Grinding rabbit
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PostSubject: Re: The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish   The Carlesberg ad with all the Irish EmptyTue Mar 18, 2008 4:18 am

Here it is
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bhi me ag dul an iascareacht
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