Posts Tagged ‘Typical Irish’

  • “Typical Irish”: Gavin Corbett

    “’Tis a soft day,” shouted my father to the Dutchman across the narrow space that separated our pitch from his. The rain was coming down in pillows, thumping against the taut canvas of the awning and the aluminium of the caravan.

    I’d never heard this phrase before. Later my father told me what it meant and I realised it was typical of him to say such a thing. Other times he’d say to some foreigner, “In Ireland, we say…” and as he was saying whatever it was that people in Ireland are meant to say I’d look up from his gesticulating hands and his face would be contracted in an impression of native Irish passion. Read more…