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Re: What is is to be a Palinite by johnnythemonkey on 6 January 2012 8:35am
 
I just love this topic. ( I'm going to write a book on it and Mike's gonna guide me ! )
 
Re: What is is to be a Palinite by Spursfan2 on 6 January 2012 9:55am
 
What is a Palinite?

SURELY someone with a sense of HUMOUR?

 
Re: What is is to be a Palinite by kazzzz on 6 January 2012 10:14am
 
A Palinite is someone who adores Michael Palin no matter whAt, be it his books, travel series, humour or stunning good looks!
 
Re: What is is to be a Palinite by Spursfan2 on 6 January 2012 10:22am
 
AND a sense of humour goes with that, Kazzzz!! To appreciate wit.
 
Re: What is is to be a Palinite by Loretto on 6 January 2012 12:10pm
 
They should also be able to crochet, wolf whistle, tap dance, wear lederhosen and a tweed cap and green wellies, whilst reading the New York Times op-ed section, ALL AT THE SAME TIME!

Now where's my Lederhosen? Hang on.....wrong site.

 
Re: What is is to be a Palinite by TERRY S on 6 January 2012 5:47pm
 
Loretto: Don't crochet - does cross stitch count instead? Hee-hee!

Quick question: How do you pronounce "A Mhuirnin O", please? It's my favourite song by Clannad. Thanks Loretto.
 
Re: What is is to be a Palinite by Loretto on 6 January 2012 6:16pm
 
That's a good question.... I think they have written it In Donegal dialect to be honest Terry, I am from Galway, so the dialect I was taught was Connemara dialect. I think the way we'd pronounce it in the west of Ireland would be "vorneen" because the mh sound in Connemeara Irish makes a soft 'v' sound, but that's different in Donegal I think. Clannad are from that area so the probably pronouce it differently than I do.

I am not 100% sure about the pronunciation, so I'll find out more from a Donegal pal and get back to you!

And cross stitching is grand by the way! You
are a Palinite through and through :-)
 
Re: What is is to be a Palinite by Loretto on 6 January 2012 7:09pm
 
OK, I think I can answer it now Terry. And I have a funny story to go with it. We in the west do pronounce it Vorneen but Donegal people would pronounce it "Worneen".....

The thing is the 'Mh' and 'Bh' sound in Irish is tricky, depending on where you are from, Galway, Kerry or Donegal, those sounds will be different.

The "V" or the "W" pronunciation is like a giveaway as to what part of Ireland Irish speakers are from. Here's an interesting thing too, the fact that some of the Irish have difficulty pronouncing the "Th" sound is because it doesn't exist in the Irish Language...great bit of trivia there for ya!

There was a very funny Irish playwright and short story writer called John B. Keane. He used to own a pub in Listowel, Co. Kerry. In his book of short stories he talks about a local farmer who hired young fellas to help bring in the turf, cut the hay and so on.

The tradition was that the farmer's wife would then cook the hired help dinner. On one night in particular she cooked Veal.

One of the lads was from up in the mountains, where the native language was still Irish. Although he could speak English, he sometimes mixed up the V and W sounds when he spoke in English.

The farmer's wife cooked veal for dinner. The lad from the montains apologised when he said he couldn't eat it...

Here's what J.B. Keane said was the young lad's reason,

"Wale makes me womit."

Then Keane finishes up with the line,

"To 'V' or not to 'V,' that is the question!"
 
Re: What is is to be a Palinite by ev on 6 January 2012 8:27pm
 
Seems like the new definition of being a Palinite is being a prick to other people.
 
Re: What is is to be a Palinite by johnnythemonkey on 7 January 2012 12:56am
 
Well stop being a prick ev !

What's it like being a Palinite ? To me it's being able to annoy people all over the world. ;)
Seriously, I've 'met' a lot of nice people through this site who have been a great help to me through dark times and who have shared mine and their good and not so good times.

We all signed up due to our love or interest in Michael's various works.
 
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