Saturday, December 14, 2013

Deliciously Irish Notice in The Virgin Mary Church, Ballymun

It was a list of "Mass Times over the Christmas".

(Non-Irish readers may not be aware that Irish people love to pepper the definite article everywhere. "His mother" or "your mother" becomes "the mammy". "Getting ready for dinner" becomes "getting ready for the dinner". And, if you run into somebody the morning after a big night out, and might reasonably expect them to be worse for wear, the customary salutation is: "How's the head?")

1 comment:

  1. I never even noticed we did that. Funny how you don't notice these things, though it makes sense why we mightn't of course. Hopefully it gives non-Irish people some mild amusement at least.