He didn't spake for a week...
May 29, 2012 3:30 PM   Subscribe

What kind of an Eeget are ya? Not sure what MeFi will make of this wry little monologue, or indeed what the World-Wide World will make of the chap's accent, but it has humour, and truth, and I know plenty of people who 'spake' just like that...
posted by ironjelly (26 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
A fine example of the value of listening to poetry. The voice (and in this case the facial expressions, too) lends nuances that you just can't read.
posted by oddman at 3:39 PM on May 29, 2012

He wasn't a great boo-er.

(Haven't heard of this guy, but I enjoyed this video, and the others of his that I've watched now.)
posted by curious nu at 3:40 PM on May 29, 2012

posted by Xoebe at 3:46 PM on May 29, 2012

I find the spelling 'Eeget' curious. I've only seen the word spelled 'Eejit'.
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 4:03 PM on May 29, 2012 [7 favorites]

I also think 'eejit' is the accepted standard.
posted by StephenF at 4:05 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

I hope people listen to the end.

Great flow of language; I'll be watching/listening to his other stuff now. Thanks for the link; I thought it was going to be just another poor slyt. I'm glad to be mistaken.
posted by Petrot at 4:16 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

In Leitrim it's eeget. It's not like everywhere else.
posted by tigrefacile at 4:20 PM on May 29, 2012 [2 favorites]

In my experience, 'Eejit' would certainly be the more prevalent spelling and pronunciation, but 'Eeget' is a less common variant with the hard 'g' sound that's used in the video.
posted by ppl at 4:21 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

That was great. Thanks.
posted by davidjmcgee at 4:31 PM on May 29, 2012

Well now I feel all pensive. I think I'll call my dad.
posted by Doleful Creature at 4:33 PM on May 29, 2012

I really enjoyed this video, thanks for sharing. I think this man has a great ability as a storyteller.
posted by livinglearning at 4:34 PM on May 29, 2012

That was utterly charming.
posted by Phire at 4:39 PM on May 29, 2012

Also, really enjoyed this, thanks.
posted by ppl at 4:40 PM on May 29, 2012

Fookin' 'ell.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:53 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

Fantastic. Best post this month. Thank you!
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 4:55 PM on May 29, 2012

I also thought this was fantastic. Such a strong, subtle performance.
posted by Dreadnought at 5:00 PM on May 29, 2012

Love it. Of course, I was pretty much won over when he started talking, but accent or not it's quite good, and I think I'll listen to his others. Reminds me a little of Roddy Doyle family stories.
posted by Countess Elena at 5:02 PM on May 29, 2012

Oh, I so want to hear him do Mangan's "Woman of Three Cows".

My grandma taught me how to recite it in an Irish accent and this took me right back.
posted by Tchad at 5:10 PM on May 29, 2012

I loved that, thank you.

I especially love, always love, the particular pronunciation of muttered (and other similar words) ...muthhered. Reminds me of my godmother.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:32 PM on May 29, 2012

As good a place as any to sneak in Kevin McAleer
posted by Damienmce at 5:34 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

I read it as "egret" and it made no sense whatsoever but I was highly intrigued to find out. I guess that answers the question.
posted by scalefree at 6:10 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

And here a friend and I were stuck the other day trying to think of a living, white, great poet.
posted by cmoj at 6:11 PM on May 29, 2012 [2 favorites]

This guy is great. I watched a dozen of them in a row. Bookmarked.
posted by oomny at 8:18 PM on May 29, 2012

Wow. that is an utterly devastating ending. It's so Irish.
posted by minifigs at 1:17 AM on May 30, 2012

Really excellent find, thanks.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 8:49 PM on May 30, 2012

His website.

I would be a very happy person if I could see any of his productions in person.
posted by neewom at 1:35 AM on May 31, 2012

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