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abitirish:

irelandseyeonmyth:

ootahetkenaikaa:

irelandseyeonmyth:

Oooooh yesh.

this grates on me so much Christ

Why does it grate on yeh gowl?

I don’t know why it’s grating on him, but I know why it’s grating on me. I don’t like trashing posts about Irish, or in Irish, but I’m going to use this to illustrate the limitations of Google Translate, or any merely functional approach to translation. A translator cannot handle idioms.
In Ireland, the phrase “you’re looking well” is an idiom, which means, “you appear healthy” with overtones of being attractive. It’s another way of saying “you seem well”. In this case, “looking well” is an adjectival phrase and not a verb at all. No one is “looking” at anything. The phrase ag féachaint is only used when someone is looking at something. 
Therefore, the Irish phrase above is actually saying that your powers of observation are good. You are “looking well” in that sense alone.
If you want to tell someone they’re looking well, you’re better off with something like is cosúil go bhfuil tú go maith, although even that carries unfortunate overtones of something unpleasant lurking beneath the surface. Never mind, maintain that air of mystery, would-be Irish speaker! We will follow you, wherever you may go. 


Jayzuz fk. Do I have to explain jokes to yiz?The funny bit is supposed to be the innapropriateness of the image mirrored by the text.Imagine a gaelic speaking playa!?People dont pose for portraits that way. But that cheesy fecker did when he was alive.Gaeilgeoiri don’t talk like that but the celtic cub generation defo give it a go. Leim thart? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3B2WdEf6xdk The americanism in the gaelic is a part of the joke. I know thats a bit complex for the minus craic nationalist generation…But learn to laugh at yourselves occasionally. Your face wont break.
ootahetkenaikaa:

irelandseyeonmyth:

Oooooh yesh.

this grates on me so much Christ

Why does it grate on yeh gowl?
aela-the-cuntress:

irelandseyeonmyth:

Oooooh yesh.

My standard pick up line

Playa! Wesht style!