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9 Irish language translations that are so bad they're good

Cálslá. CÁLSLÁ!

THE IRISH LANGUAGE can be a wonderful, beautiful thing.

Most of the time…

1.

coles

Poetic.

 2.

dipini Source: @michfreeman

Truly poetic.

3.

We’ll take six, thanks

4.

hio Source: Dinneen's Dictionary/An Duinnineach

Hiopstar. HIOPSTAR!

5.

Mblíp, mblíp.

6.

laser

L.A.S.E.R = light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

L.É.A.S.A R = ?

And don’t get us started on ‘priontáil léasair’.

7.

spag

Now you’re not even trying.

8.

“Nua technolaiocht”. Now, what could that be?

 9.

Beautiful.

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