If you’re offended by casual swearing… Ireland ain’t for you.

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This entertained me a lot, a list of 13 things tourists should not do in Ireland, particularly the following:

Object to swearing
If you’re offended by casual swearing, Ireland might not be the best holiday spot for you. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the Irish swear a lot in day-to-day conversations, even when they aren’t particularly angry. The occasionally controversial Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan describes this phenomenon as being a result of the Irish having been forced to adopt the English language against their will, saying ‘The English language doesn’t suit my soul…(It’s) like a brick wall between me and you and “fuck” is my chisel.’

True.

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32 Responses to If you’re offended by casual swearing… Ireland ain’t for you.

  1. sdtp33 says:

    What the fuck are they talking about?

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  2. I remember years ago meeting some people from the Southern States for the first time. They objected to me saying things like “damn” in front of their children. Until then, it had never occurred to me at any time that expressions like “damn” or “God” were regarded as not fit for polite company in any part of the English-speaking (well, semi-English-speaking) world.

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  3. Sarah says:

    Lol! Heading right over to read the whole article! My aunt – English 😉 – goes crazy every time I swear. 😂 I try to control myself around her but it’s very difficult. 😉

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  4. Australians are very much at home with expletive ridden conversations. In fact I think we learned all we know about swearing from the Irish! God bless you all for that. 👏🏼😃

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  5. I enjoy both casual and formal cussing! Ireland is definitely for me, and the ones who are easily offended can just go to fucking hell. 😊

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  6. How the feck did I miss this one?
    This never showed up on my notifications!
    Sorry Oglach. I only visited your site because
    I hadn’t seen any posts for some time, and I thought
    I better check you out. WordPress must have
    been banjaxed that day. The feckin’ ijits.
    Anyway, a great piece.

    Liked by 3 people

    • oglach says:

      Might not have gotten notification because it was a reblog, not sure. Still movin’ about out here Alan, creative juices just not flowing at the moment. Thanks for checking in, mate.

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Just sent you a comment, but it hasn’t
    shown up. 😳

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  8. Haha… in our country, using expletives depends on the part of the country a person is from. It’s most common in the northern states, they start a normal conversation with a cussing word. Personally, I use a lot, especially with friends. 😀 And, I use them with absolute calmness 😀 😛

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  9. I miss you. I hope you’re all right.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. inesephoto says:

    I wonder if you have another blog, or is it just a break from writing? Don’t want to miss your new posts 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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