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In the spirit of yiskah's and wonderlanded"s Australian polls, and jeejeen's Canadian poll, I present

Poll #425990 Hibernia

What are members of the Irish parliament called (besides "wankers")?

Name the four Irish provinces.

When did divorce become legal in Ireland?

When did (most of) Ireland become a Republic?

September 1914
1(2.4%)
December 1921
21(50.0%)
Easter 1949
15(35.7%)
Never! You're still part of the Empire!
5(11.9%)

Do you know what any of these things and people are?

Bosco
0(0.0%)
The GAA
0(0.0%)
Podge and Rodge
0(0.0%)
the Gaeltacht
0(0.0%)
the Oireachtas
1(2.4%)
Maureen Potter
0(0.0%)
the Floozy in the Jacuzzi
0(0.0%)
Bewley's
0(0.0%)
The Walls of Limerick (and no, they're not literal walls!)
1(2.4%)
Peig Sayers
0(0.0%)
Toraiocht Diarmuid agus Grainne
0(0.0%)
The Angelus
2(4.9%)

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slemslempike
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
I don't know anything! I'm so ignorant. Or you're asking difficult questions. No, I am in fact ignorant. But I know to say Taoiseach! Although I had to look up the spelling...
lasultrix
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
You can pronounce the 'ch'? Congratulations. I give you the Irish Medal of Guttural Approbation.
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glitterboy1
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
Whoops! Put me in the 'ignorant' category.
cangetmad
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)
It looks like you knew more things than me! And I thought I was being educated by my lovely Irish friends on LJ. Clearly they just spend their time talking spraff and leading me astray.
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glitzfrau
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
Boing, boing, boing...

(apparently, there was recently a short film being shown, on the theme of "people auditioning for the Angelus film." Hee! We must mimic this in the Stag's some night...)
socmot
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
I remember going to the cinema last year and before the main feature there was a short Irish film - it consisted of a pisstake of the angelus prayer as it appears on TV, where people in the middle of activities paused for the angelus...except the people in the movie were killing someone, mugging old ladies, having sex, taking drugs and generally acting the miscreant. It was refreshing to say the least!
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daegaer
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
*sobs*

The mental trauma you've made me suffer by looking at that list of cultural giants!
glitzfrau
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
I'm loving the way you think, and PARTICULARLY that you thought the same way as me within the same five minutes!
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hfnuala
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
I suspect some of your Irish repondants are trying to lead others astray... Or maybe they're just unreconstructed West Brits. *duck*

You know, I actually miss the angelus. I need help.

(By the time of the final divorce referendum I was leaving, but I was determined to vote first. And the People's Republic of Blackrock (undermining holy catholic Irish since at least 1982) did us proud.)
glitzfrau
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
Are you saying that JUST BECAUSE WE'RE PRODS, eh?

I miss the Angelus too. It's not the same since the people started moving.
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socmot
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
Speaking of things Irish...when are you going to rant for us, stellanova? There are some absolute dozzies waiting to be addressed, especially the Dort accent one!
wonderlanded
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'm an utter disgrace. I'm guessing that The Angelus doesn't refer to an eighteenth-century vampire with a terribly unconvincing accent?
stellanova
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
Hee, alas, no. I shall give answers later!
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maeritrae
Jan. 27th, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC)
It looks like I'm the only one who knew what TD stands for. And I couldn't remember how to make a fada.
stellanova
Jan. 27th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
Um, why do you think you're the only one who knows what TD stands for? I just asked what our members of parliament are called - I've never met a single person who refers to them as anything but TDs, but that doesn't meant they don't know what the initials stand for!
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biascut
Jan. 27th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
On the grounds that I wouldn't have got any of them without reading yours, glitzfrau's, and daegaer's journals for the past three years, I'm holding you entirely responsible for anything I got wrong. Surely it's your JOB to educate me?
leedy
Jan. 27th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
I mentioned Bewleys only this week! I am very educational.
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septembergrrl
Jan. 27th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'm not even going to attempt this, because I would just embarrass myself. (The only one I could guess at is divorce, and that's only because I'm a somewhat obsessive U2 fan.) "Floozy in the Jacuzzi" sounds vaguely familiar, though.

(N.B.: I am not proud of my ugly Americanism. Er, sorry?)
birdsflying
Jan. 27th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
I gave up on all the hard stuff (like divorce) but the last lot. Peig! NOOOOOOO. :attempts to squash all memories of that..thing:

My class used to stop dead for the Angelus. Right smack in the middle of maths. But mind you, I was incarcerated in st. Mary's convent at the time, so.
lokust
Jan. 27th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
(i am le friending you becuase you seem terribly neat, and you're freinds with people who are terribly neat, and i'm terribly neat, so we should get along smashingly, non?)
stellanova
Jan. 27th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
Mais oui!
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jeejeen
Jan. 27th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
OHHHH MY GOD! I'm so bad! Why couldn't you at least have asked a question wehre I could have given taoiseach, so I could have shown off A) that it's Bertie Ahern, and B) that I know how to spell it?

Actually, who knows? There may have been a question in there after all...
cicer
Jan. 27th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not even going to try this, because I have no clue about any of the questions. And my father's family is originally from Ireland! Woe! I have shamed my bloodline with my ignorance!
debodacious
Jan. 28th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. And me married to an Irishman. I would have thought I would have absorbed more of this stuff through osmosis.
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