Not Quite The Curse Of The Irish

| Learning | April 15, 2015

(I teach Irish in secondary school. This happens in class, when I call on a male student.)

Me: “Okay, can you translate this sentence? Bhí ar na daltaí dul amach. Remember, ‘bhí orm’ means ‘I have to’.”

Student: “Er… I had everyone?”

(Laughter.)

Student: “Wow, that came out wrong!”

Me: “Rothar an bhaile, nach ea?”

(Thank god they didn’t realise that I just called him the town bicycle!)

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