sabato 17 marzo 2018

Quick update from 'the bag'.

Morning all and happy St Patrick's day.

"Do you like my new outfit?"
St Patrick was a fifth-century Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. He was known as the "Apostle of Ireland" and he liked to wear women's clothing. He looked good in green.
St Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland. Along the way he also probably taught people to read, thus making him responsible for songs about how to spell names that became very popular in Ireland.
Here are two examples:

H - A - double R - I - G - A - N spells Harrigan
Proud of all the Irish blood that's in me; Devil a man can say a word agin me.
H - A - double R - I - G - A - N, you see,
Is a name that a shame never has been connected with, Harrigan, That's me!

Has anybody here seen Kelly?
K-E-double-L-Y
Has anybody here seen Kelly?
Find him if you can
He's as bad as old Antonio
Left me on my own-e-o

Has anybody here seen Kelly?
Kelly from the Isle of Man.

If I knocked the "L" out of Kelly
It would still be Kelly to me
Sure a single L Y
Or a double L Y
Should look just the same to an Irishman's eye
Knock off an L from Killarny sure Killarny it always will be
But if I knocked the "L" out of Kelly
Sure he'd knock the "L" out of me!

Unfortunately the Irish people only really got into spelling surnames and, as a nation, they never really did well at TV spelling shows. Also a lot of the population had the surmane Kelly, so not that many words were learnt.



1 commento:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

It sounds like you're celebrating St Paddy's Day early.