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February 16, 2012 3:08 PM   Subscribe

Do you like water? Do you like tug-of-war? Can you do a Canadian accent? Then we might have found the man for you.
posted by ironjelly (44 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wouldn't he have had more success putting this in Canadian newspaper? There can't be that many Canadian women in Dublin having a hard time meeting middle aged Irish men who like porridge.
posted by saucysault at 3:16 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


wlthf?
posted by cmoj at 3:19 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Willing To Something Something.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 3:20 PM on February 16, 2012


would like to hear from, i'm guessing
posted by sarae at 3:22 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


"would like to meet," I think
posted by troika at 3:22 PM on February 16, 2012


As a Canadian, I can tell you that women in this country would find this man dead sexy. That's cultural difference for you.
posted by KokuRyu at 3:22 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Would Like To Have Fun?

Missing the final 'with'.
posted by Orange Pamplemousse at 3:22 PM on February 16, 2012


Wouldn't he have had more success putting this in Canadian newspaper? There can't be that many Canadian women in Dublin having a hard time meeting middle aged Irish men who like porridge.

True, but if I'm recalling my polling data correctly, Shania Twain fans in Dublin skew wildly to the granola-with-yogurt side of the ledger. Pity the poor Winnipeg lass who's been wandering those cold streets for years waiting to find an unattached gent with dried oatmeal in his moustache humming "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" under his breath.
posted by gompa at 3:22 PM on February 16, 2012 [5 favorites]


oh whoops was thinking of the ad above it
posted by troika at 3:23 PM on February 16, 2012


Would like to hear from
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:25 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also in the ad underneath, I have to think the Dublin lass looking for genuine guys kind of wishes she could rework the phrase "eating out" now that she sees it in context.
posted by gompa at 3:26 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was prepared to mock the inclusion of PORRIDGE in a personal ad until I realized that my own hypothetical ad would very likely include tacos.
posted by elizardbits at 3:30 PM on February 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


I was prepared to mock the inclusion of PORRIDGE in a personal ad until I realized that my own hypothetical ad would very likely include tacos.

Nah, you can still mock. It's not like you're hoping to woo women by telling 'em you're way into tortillas.
posted by gompa at 3:33 PM on February 16, 2012


Love me, love my tortillas.
posted by murphy slaw at 3:35 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


"There's woo to be had with a flour tortilla man, but only a fool settles down with anyone but a corn tortilla fan" - Irish-Mexican proverb
posted by gompa at 3:39 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Maybe the women of Canada should get up a collection to bring him over then? We could give him a coast to coast to coast tour. All my Irish friends keep going about how bloody awful it is in Ireland, I feel we could brighten at least one Irishman's day.
posted by saucysault at 3:43 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


("Would Like to Hate Fuck" was the first thing that came to mind... possibly reveals more about myself than about cmoj...)
posted by sharkbot1957 at 3:48 PM on February 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


(Who could hate fuck a Canadian?)
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:49 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Harper?
posted by ODiV at 3:49 PM on February 16, 2012 [29 favorites]


Water, I read as, "water activities like sailing, fishing, etc"

Milk and Porridge, I read as, "I'm a down-to-earth kind of guy, not some fancy-schmancy windbag that wants Florentine Omelets for breakfast."

"Tug of war," though, is totally code for amyl nitrate poppers.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:54 PM on February 16, 2012


Probably not that many ladies who are both in Canada and can speak the Irish language. Forever alone.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 4:02 PM on February 16, 2012


I read it as 'would like to have fun', but i assume 'hear from' is right..
posted by empath at 4:03 PM on February 16, 2012


aboot begorrah
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:04 PM on February 16, 2012


Tug of war needs to be brought back into the Olympics.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 4:05 PM on February 16, 2012


(Who could hate fuck a Canadian?)

A Norwegian curling fanatic?
posted by cmoj at 4:06 PM on February 16, 2012 [5 favorites]


I used to read the Ireland's own as a child. My grandmother loved it as did I. It seems like they don't have a website, but it was a very traditional magazine with word games in the children's section, and little snippets of information gathered from various sources. Sort of like the Reader's Digest, only quite a bit more religious. They used to have great stories in there which I loved to read. It's not really an urban magazine (she lived in a small village) - I had no idea it was still running (I assume it is). The ad does sound like a bit of a joke, but honestly, you never know....
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 4:06 PM on February 16, 2012


Probably not that many ladies who are both in Canada and can speak the Irish language.

Oh, you'd be surprised.

posted by jimmythefish at 4:10 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


That's Scottish, jimmy.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:13 PM on February 16, 2012


Must send this to my Canadian friend who does curling (is a curler? No that sounds weird). Also a badass if you can be both a curler and a badass. Not a sport I generally associate with badassery, but it happens. This hate fuck might happen.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 4:14 PM on February 16, 2012


(Maybe you were thinking of Newfoundland Irish? It's extinct.)
posted by Sys Rq at 4:15 PM on February 16, 2012


Let's face it; that ad is not that much odder than what you will see in 10 minutes on OK Cupid....
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:21 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


If you're going to have an average mustache, why have a mustache at all?
posted by mullacc at 4:35 PM on February 16, 2012


If you're going to have an average mustache, why have a mustache at all?

I think he just meant that it's shaped like a bell curve.
posted by The World Famous at 4:53 PM on February 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


There's a witty summary of the current state of Ireland's Own on youtube.
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 4:54 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


You can take Irish Gaelic classes in Canada, my university offers first and second year level courses, although you can only do all four years in Scottish Gaelic.
posted by sarae at 5:08 PM on February 16, 2012


Don't be gruel to a heart that's true.
posted by Abiezer at 5:30 PM on February 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


Let's face it; that ad is not that much odder than what you will see in 10 minutes on OK Cupid....

I just had someone in my quiver whose only personality trait was less than average kindness.

posted by pmcp at 5:40 PM on February 16, 2012


Belle: It's "curls".

Of course curling is a badass sport! They put whiskey/whisky flasks in the broom handles and just took the ashtrays off the sheets (not a euphemism, or bed-related, you're just to have to trust me on this). Plus the bar right by the viewing window.

I have many friends who would totally go for this guy.
posted by hydrobatidae at 5:51 PM on February 16, 2012


""Tug of war," though, is totally code for amyl nitrate poppers."

But one can hardly write the following in an ad: "Must like inhaling/huffing/popping amyl and seeing God".
posted by greenhornet at 7:06 PM on February 16, 2012


...a Gaussian mustache...
posted by sharkbot1957 at 8:13 PM on February 16, 2012


Piggy backing off of what You Can't Tip A Buick said in another thread, Would you like to see a movie with George Wendt eating beans?
posted by radwolf76 at 10:54 PM on February 16, 2012


My fave ad that a friend ran: "Unemployed, overweight slob seeks city's richest hottie. Color TV a plus."
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:56 PM on February 16, 2012


...a Gaussian mustache...

I prefer a mustache with fatter tails.
posted by mullacc at 1:43 AM on February 17, 2012


I saw this gem a few months ago. I still wonder about the Thomas the Tank Engine costume from time to time.
posted by NoiselessPenguin at 2:34 AM on February 17, 2012


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