Monday 20 January 2020

Irish girl living in Australia is often asked to speak Irish so she gets well known phrase tattooed on arm

'An bhfuil agam dul go dtí an leithreas?'

PIC: Be Pierced Facebook
PIC: Be Pierced Facebook

It's probably the most recognisable phrase as Gaeilge for those of us who attended primary school in Ireland.

Getting out of class to go to the loo offered a few minutes of breathing space and freedom so if even if you hadn't another focal you remembered that one sentence.

So when you're abroad and people as you to speak Irish it's usually the first phrase out of your gob, unless you're a genuine Gaeilgeoir, in which case fair play.

Of course you'd rarely admit it means 'Can I go to the toilet?'.  No you ascribe it a more interesting meaning, don't you?  Like, 'You're beautiful' or 'I love you' etc.

One Irish girl living Down Under, who is often asked to speak her native tongue, employs this particular phrase.  And decided to get it tattooed on her arm...

A good friend of mine residing in Australia the last couple of years gets asked quite a lot to say something in Irish by...

Posted by Be Pierced on Thursday, August 3, 2017

She popped in to the Be Pierced tattoo studio in Wexford and they posted a pic of their handiwork with the message:

"A good friend of mine residing in Australia the last couple of years gets asked quite a lot to say something in Irish by the locals.

Not being very fluent in her native tongue this line we all know too well is always her response, so yesterday she got it inked on her arm by our resident tattoo artist daniel    

Surely that's worth a share "

Indeed it is.   

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