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Master the gift of gab with the phrase book that makes Erin go ha!

From Dublin on Five Pints an Hour to Genuflection for Beginners, Wicked Irish helps visitors negotiate the nuances of a country where even trees are considered Protestant or Catholic. Learn to flatter customs agents: "'Tis a grand machine you have there, officer!" Politely decline the heavy Irish breakfast: "I've given up pig entrails/congealed blood for Lent." Show appreciation for fine whiskey: "ACK ACK! Mother Mary! That goes down the nun's knickers!" There's even a special section just for golfers: "Should I replace divots in consecrated ground? Am I entitled to relief from this dolmen/ewe/leprechaun? Shite! I don't usually lose a putt in the wind."

Wicked Irish is instant gift of gab, and soon you'll be toasting newfound friends, strangers, barmaids, and even stray dogs with confidence.

Synopsis:

LINKS ON THE BRINK

"Nil cleachtadh agam ar thonnta dha throigh deag ar airde i bhfiontar uisce."
- I'm not accustomed to 12-foot breakers in a water hazard.

"An bhfuil na fothracha/liosanna thar teorainn?"
- Are the ruins/fairy forts out of bounds?

"Ar choir dom scraithini a chur thar nais i dtalamh coisricthe?"
- Should I replace divots in consecrated ground?

"An bhfuil faoiseamh ag dul dom on dolmain/gcaora/lurachan so."
- Am I entitled to relief from this dolmen/ewe/leprechaun?

Synopsis:

From "Dublin on Five Pints an Hour" to "Genuflection for Beginners", "Wicked Irish for the Traveler" helps visitors to the Emerald Isle negotiate the nuances of a country where even the trees are considered Protestant or Catholic. Illustrations.

About the Author

Howard Tomb is the author of the Wicked Travel books. He also writes for the Sunday Travel Section of the New York Times.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
  • Several Dozen Welcomes…5
  • Pronunciation…6
  • Disclaimer…7

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
  • Celtic Customs…8
  • Taxing Cabbies…9
  • Irish Road Kill…10
  • Driving Tips…11
  • On Guard…12
  • Road Signs…13
  • Finding Your Way…14
  • Master the Road Wave…16
  • When Irish Eyes are Prying…17
  • Slightly Beyond MurphyÌs Bed…18
  • Youth Hostile…20
  • Traveler's Prayer…21

CULTURE
  • A Wee Bit of History…22
  • Portrait of the Tourist as a Young Literature Major…24
  • Gaelo-matic Quick Reference Guide…25
  • Lash 'em
  • Thrash 'em…26
  • Let's Talk Sheep…27
  • Slur O'Rama…28
  • Unraveling a Yarn…29
  • Dial a Saint…30
  • Our Father Knows Best…31
  • Genuflect Like You Mean It…32

FOOD, DRINK, AND RECOVERY
  • Surviving a Paddy's Breakfast…33
  • Five Easy Pieces of Ice…34
  • Spud with a Thousand Faces…35
  • Last Crawl for Alcohol…36
  • Share Their Pain…37
  • Whisky Flavor Wheel…38
  • Angela's Warpath…40
  • Pool 'n' Dart Night…41
  • Close Encounters of the Pub Kind…42

SIGHTSEEING AND OTHER THRILLS
  • Quiverdance…43
  • Detecting the Sights of Dublin…44
  • Dublin on Five Pints an Hour…45
  • The Illuminated Doodle…46
  • Stout-Bellied Man…47
  • Shop 'til You Stop…48
  • Testing Irish Hospitality…50
  • Exploring the Royal Rubble…51
  • The Sham's Rock…51
  • Better Left Unsaid…52
  • Links on the Brink…54
  • Your Turf Accountant…56

SOCIAL IRELAND
  • Your Very Extended Family…57
  • Politics, Religion, and Health…58
  • Kiss My Aphorism…59
  • Romancing a Lassie…60
  • Romancing a Laddie…61
  • In Loving Memory…62
  • The Inevitable Thank-You Note…63

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761113553
Other:
Tomb, Howard
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Author:
Tomb, Howard
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
Irish language
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Polyglot Phrasebooks
Subject:
Multi-Language Phrasebooks
Subject:
Foreign Language Study-Miscellaneous
Subject:
Ireland Humor.
Subject:
Irish language - Humor
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Multi Language
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
103-614
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
5.98x4.06x.18 in. .12 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
LINKS ON THE BRINK

"Nil cleachtadh agam ar thonnta dha throigh deag ar airde i bhfiontar uisce."
- I'm not accustomed to 12-foot breakers in a water hazard.

"An bhfuil na fothracha/liosanna thar teorainn?"
- Are the ruins/fairy forts out of bounds?

"Ar choir dom scraithini a chur thar nais i dtalamh coisricthe?"
- Should I replace divots in consecrated ground?

"An bhfuil faoiseamh ag dul dom on dolmain/gcaora/lurachan so."
- Am I entitled to relief from this dolmen/ewe/leprechaun?
"Synopsis" by , From "Dublin on Five Pints an Hour" to "Genuflection for Beginners", "Wicked Irish for the Traveler" helps visitors to the Emerald Isle negotiate the nuances of a country where even the trees are considered Protestant or Catholic. Illustrations.
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