Bejaysis, ye can look up all kinds o’ shite now – Mick O’Pedia

May 26, 2012

I think this is hysterical – a linguistic “skin” that overlays Wikipedia and transforms it into stereotypical Irish slang, Mick O’Pedia. Here’s an example, the entry on St. Patrick’s Day:

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the bleedin’ Festival of Patrick”) is an oul’ cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. Here’s a quare one. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the feckin’ arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Be the holy feck, this is a quare wan.

 It is observed by the feckin’ Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the oul’ Church of Ireland), the bleedin’ Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. C’mere til I tell ya. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become an oul’ celebration of Irish culture in general. Be the holy feck, this is a quare wan.

 The day is generally characterised by the feckin’ attendance of church services, wearin’ of green attire, public parades and processions, and the bleedin’ liftin’ of Lenten restrictions on eatin’, and drinkin’ alcohol which is often proscribed durin’ the oul’ rest of the bleedin’ season. Stop the lights!

 Saint Patrick’s Day is a bleedin’ public holiday in the bleedin’ Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the bleedin’ Irish diaspora, especially in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the bleedin’ United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, among others, that’s fierce now what? Today, St. Jesus, Mary and holy Saint Joseph. Patrick’s Day is probably the feckin’ most widely celebrated saint’s day in the oul’ world. Me head is hurtin’ with all this raidin’.


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