Hiberno-English

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Some Irish words



An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas?

The most-spoken sentence in the Irish language is a request for permission to go to the restroom.

State-run schools require Irish, and in Irish class you have to speak it, or be quiet. If you choose the latter, there's still one sentence you need to know - the question about permission to go to the toilet.

There's a story among adults about an encounter with police abroad, a confusion with no common tongue; But it's a ruse, this language that nobody understands. He doesn't understand it either - except to ask if he can please go use the jacks.