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September 30, 2012 2:09 PM   Subscribe

Shtone mad for shpeed. The accent's what makes it.
posted by ironjelly (8 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
What a focking muppa.

These are brilliantly stupid.
posted by MartinWisse at 2:22 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


In reading 19th-century American literature, I have always stumbled on the slang term "b'hoys," which was an Irish-American catchword at the time. No matter how many recordings of actual Irish accents I heard, I could never understand what that word was supposed to sound like.

Now, because of a Flash-animated turtle, I do. Internet, will you never cease to amaze me.
posted by Countess Elena at 2:43 PM on September 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


This one goes from really cute to really disturbing back to really cute.
posted by jiawen at 3:17 PM on September 30, 2012


Truly wish this video had the Youtube closed captioning option. Not because I think it would help me understand WTF they're saying, but just for added levels of hilarity.
posted by offalark at 3:19 PM on September 30, 2012


I think... I think I understood that. Not that I comprehended it, which I suspect is impossible, but I understood it.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:33 PM on September 30, 2012


The turtles are supposed to have west (or whesht) of Ireland accents. Are You Looking At Me? is a north/west Dublin accent - the kind of person who (stereotypically) would say things like:

D: You lookin' at me buurd?
You: What? No!
D: You sayin' she's ugly?

Where I'm from is generally a mixture of this, this, and this (guy on the right), depending on age, background, and location in a ten mile radius.
posted by kersplunk at 5:17 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wonderful, but spookily like my family
posted by fallingbadgers at 9:10 PM on September 30, 2012


These are terrific! kersplunk, I lived in Dublin for 2006-07 and was back for a month in Summer 2011. The first time around, I got a "You want yer teeth in a bag!" once when lookin' at someone too long on Cork Street... I could never get over how the way to look tough for a "scanger" looked like a Florida retiree in USian terms.

These videos make me want to be back in Ireland. We have a good friend in Limerick, so maybe we can visit there next summer...
posted by Slothrop at 9:24 AM on October 1, 2012


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