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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: April 23, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Monday madness

    Pól Ó Muirí

    The Irish-language community was horrified to learn that someone actually read a book in Irish of his own free will. The man – Póló Muddy – has been described by friends as “a bit of a sad bastard” who takes masochistic pleasure from reading contemporary Irish-language novels “for fun”. When confronted by this allegation by a journalist from Nuacht TG4, Muddy admitted the offence and said he was a serial reader of Irish-language novels: “I just can’t help myself. I love a good book. Novelists go to a lot of bother writing these things and I think the least we can do to support them is actually reading the stuff.” An Garda Síochána have been informed about Muddy’s vice and an arrest seems very likely.

    • offworld says:

      Níl an magadh maith …

    • JOD says:

      Never knew there was such a thing as contemporary Irish-language novels. Much less that any such would be read ”for fun”. Recall when I got a copy of ‘Peig’ in English I very much enjoyed it. How would An Garda Siochana KNOW that you were reading an Irish novel sure none of them speak a focail.


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