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Wicked Irishby Howard Tomb
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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"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?
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
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
FOOD, DRINK, AND RECOVERY
SIGHTSEEING AND OTHER THRILLS
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