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Rude alert: Irish ‘Mammy porn’ take on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ causes Twitter sensation

Published 04/07/2012 | 09:39

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THE publishing sensation of the summer, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has captured the imagination of the Irish reading public with Eason’s reporting that the book is out of stock in stores around the country.

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The novel has overtaken ‘ The Da Vinci Code’ as the fastest selling book of all time with some 20 million copies sold worldwide to date.



And now an Irish take on the book on Twitter is causing a sensation. Irish Shades of Grey, a humorous take on the erotic novel, has been contributed to by a number of Irish celebrities including ‘Late Late Show’ musical director Jim Sheridan, broadcasters Hector Ó hEochagáin and Will Leahy and 2fm’s Ruth Scott



The slightly saucy lines include:



- Spread ‘em,” he said gruffly. Margie looked dolefully at the bags of fertiliser destined for the back field. (Anne Marie O’Connor)



- He asked if she could handle more than one finger. She said she preferred Hob Nobs or a purple Schnack with the tea. (Will Leahy)



Other tweets include:



- She gushed, taken aback by this, his current request, "of course I’ll do a reading Father"



- Seanie admired what he saw. Mary spread them like no one else could. He loved his kerrygold on toast.



- He was enthralled by the vision of beauty before him and knew that he couldn't resist. He loved Guinness that much



- She collapsed, exhausted, exhilarated, for the third time, as he started again, Mary pleaded "not another siege of Ennis"



- She could barely contain her excitement as she breathed in the heady scent of bacon and cabbage



- "Take me, take me now!" demanded Derbhla, "or we'll miss 12 mass



- Beating away at it, she built up the rhythm. Mary got so excited about how her bodhran playing had improved



- She wasn’t exactly beautiful - but she had land with good road frontage



- Brid cried out a little as she was stretched further than she thought possible. Why did the ICA start Pilates classes?



- He took a breath. ‘Will ya come back to mine? Mammy’s gone to Lough Derg for the weekend and she left a pot of stew.’



Earlier this week Westlife’s Shane Filan joked that his wife had gone missing since picking up a copy of the book.



He tweeted: “So who this Mr Gray my wife @Gillian _Filan has run off with LOL”



Last week it was revealed that Mark Wahlberg’’s production company has bought the rights to the film version of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and in news that is set to delight Irish women, actors Cilian Murphy and Michael Fassbender are both tipped for the role of Christian Grey.

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