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Re: Comments to Rob's bloviating
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2005, 09:52:33 PM »
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There were british troops guarding the entrances to Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait while we were all waiting to go north into Iraq.  Whenever my team and I would drive through we'd yell, "Erin go bragh" at them.  From the dirty looks some of them gave us I suspect they'd heard it before.  Does it really mean "Long live ireland" ?


Well, if they're British troops I don't blame them for giving you the evil eye. They were probably Scotsmen you were hailin' Ireland at. Ireland is (mostly) its own republic.

And Erin go braith roughly means Ireland Forever. Very roughly.

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Re: Comments to Rob's bloviating
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2005, 09:56:23 PM »
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:o !!!

I think we had the same teacher. Blond, lived in the Hebrides for a few years? Did you learn from him at BYU? We may have taken his class together! If it was the class through the Highland club.


I took Gaidhlig from an older guy who grew up and went to university on the Isle of Skye. It was in Southern Cal. about 15-ish years ago, so unless the Donnaidh you're thinking of was also selling subscriptions to a home-made Gaidhlig learning aid called the Gaelic Echo, I doubt he's the same guy. Donnaidh is not that uncommon of a name.

It woulda bin cool, tha. I miss the Highland Club. Especially the piper that used to walk around.

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Re: Comments to Rob's bloviating
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2005, 12:41:13 PM »
I was president of the local Celtic Club in High School.

That was good fun.

Does BYU have any sort of Celtic Association?
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Re: Comments to Rob's bloviating
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2005, 12:48:53 PM »
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Well, if they're British troops I don't blame them for giving you the evil eye. They were probably Scotsmen you were hailin' Ireland at. Ireland is (mostly) its own republic.


We certainly didn't expect them to be happy about it.
 Perhaps you're unaware that many British Army troops, no matter their origin, serve in the troubled areas as shock troops on raids against the IRA and the like.
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Re: Comments to Rob's bloviating
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2005, 07:56:45 PM »
One of the reasons British troops are held to be the best at urban combat and dealing with the public is their time spent in Northern Ireland.
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Re: Comments to Rob's bloviating
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2005, 03:39:00 AM »
Skar, I am very aware of the British troops' association with the IRA.

Consider this thread hijacked.

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Re: Comments to Rob's bloviating
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2005, 08:13:30 AM »
/me oppresses
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Re: Comments to Rob's bloviating
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2005, 11:50:44 AM »
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Re: Comments to Rob's bloviating
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2005, 06:54:36 PM »
I think the discussion on undead languages was more interesting.  =þ
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