Breaking the Accent Barrier

Cursing in Ireland doesn’t feel like your really cursing. How bad can letting “fook!” or “Sh-I-te!” or “arse” slip really be? Isn’t it really just the same as saying “fudge!” or “shoot!” or “butt”? You may get a reproachful look from the motherly types, but surely there’s no going to hell for it.

So, I say, let ‘er rip! And let’s face it, when the Irish get drunk, which is often, the English gets going, anyway. About the only thing I understood the entire St. Patty’s Day weekend was “fook!” as yet another Irishman fell into the gutter. Or was that me having an out of body experience?

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