Let's revive the Irish language, one Gaeilge pun at a time
Gaeilge, am I right?
Irish is being viewed by some as a dying language, but we need it to stay alive because when we're on holidays with friends and some local creep starts harassing us, it's vital that we have a vague knowledge of our native language to communicate with each other to plan an escape route.
Like most people, I only studied Irish for 14 years so I've naturally got a very minimal knowledge of the language. But of what I know, I use to the best of my God-given ability, with puns. I implore you to do the same. Whether it's a quirky t-shirt design, a line in a poem, or the punchline of a joke, let's make Irish cool again.
Here's the best Gaeilge puns I have come up with over the years. It's likely they will single-handedly save our native tongue and I will probably get a thank you letter from the President. Please, do something cool with Irish today before it's too late and we lose our ability to talk about non-Irish speakers when they're in the same room as us.
Can't remember the Irish for weather, but aimsir it'll come back to me.
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) November 28, 2015
GAEILGE SEXT: I had a great time inniu.
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) January 20, 2016
- Person trying to order fish in the Gaeltacht
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) July 11, 2016
Are you the Irish for 'the' because you turn me an x
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) March 2, 2016
[at horse fair]
How much for that horse?
Oh, he's not for sale
He can speak Irish
Can he fuck. Prove it
see he said 9
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) August 7, 2016
The Irish for 'jump' is lame.
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) August 6, 2016
Out of all the celebrities claiming Irish heritage, Beyoncé is the only one with an actual fada in her name so I'm inclined to believe her.
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) July 9, 2016
Tried to make an Irish version of Up, but their lawyers threatened to suas.
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) June 1, 2016
[Very cool way to arrange a meeting]
Caoimhe few minutes later to go over something?
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) April 6, 2016
My friend was seriously injured during a camogie match. Completely sliotar knee open.
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) February 19, 2016
I keep my maps of Ireland in the Eireann cupboard.
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) February 10, 2016
If he was Irish, his parents would've called him http://t.co/CScwc5yyhX
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) February 24, 2015
Couldn't remember the Irish for fell, and then it thit me.
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) September 11, 2015
Sometimes to avoid putting money in the swear jar, I'll say áfach instead of aw fuck. Subtle but very savvy.
— Ciara Fright (@Ciara_Knight) July 1, 2016
— Her.ie (@Herdotie) February 21, 2016