Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic

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The Edges Cat

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Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« on: January 21, 2020, 08:20:13 PM »
He should have simply replied, "An cat dubh, Your Majesty!"

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/10755034/queen-u2-bono-speaking-irish-gaelic/
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 08:21:26 PM »
This was ten years ago...... It was bad form of the queens advisors to tell her to speak in Gaelic to an Irish person. Surely her aids would know that most Irish people don't speak the language.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 08:22:52 PM »
Yeah strange The Sun just decided to write about it, the article was published last week.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 08:32:10 PM »
An hospitable gesture on the part of Her Majesty.  How is she to know that some Irish folks are ignorant of their own culture.

God Save The Queen.


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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 08:50:42 PM »
An hospitable gesture on the part of Her Majesty.  How is she to know that some Irish folks are ignorant of their own culture.

God Save The Queen.
Ha! Choosing not to learn a dead language is not ignorance of ones own culture.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 08:52:30 PM »
An hospitable gesture on the part of Her Majesty.  How is she to know that some Irish folks are ignorant of their own culture.

God Save The Queen.
Ha! Choosing not to learn a dead language is not ignorance of ones own culture.

Why's it dead?  Part of a globalist plot?




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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 09:00:21 PM »
An hospitable gesture on the part of Her Majesty.  How is she to know that some Irish folks are ignorant of their own culture.

God Save The Queen.
Ha! Choosing not to learn a dead language is not ignorance of ones own culture.

Why's it dead?  Part of a globalist plot?
Well, yes actually. The Catholic church didn't like Irish, and Irish parents started to support English in schools in order to make their children able to compete in the UK as well as Australia, Canada and eventually America.  By the time of the famine, those who learned English tended to be the ones who lived and those who spoke Irish were more likely to die. By the late 19th century, Irish was mostly dead, save for a few intellectuals in Dublin who tried to halt the decline to no avail. Given that the decline of Irish was driven by the Roman Catholic Church, our British overlords and parents seeking to make their kids competitive in a global economy, I think it's part of a globalist plot   8)
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2020, 09:01:38 PM »
Pretty sure Bono and Edge had Gaelic classes at St Fintan's and later Trinity College, but definitely not enough to hold a conversation with the Queen of England.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2020, 09:03:18 PM »
An hospitable gesture on the part of Her Majesty.  How is she to know that some Irish folks are ignorant of their own culture.

God Save The Queen.
Ha! Choosing not to learn a dead language is not ignorance of ones own culture.

Why's it dead?  Part of a globalist plot?
Well, yes actually. The Catholic church didn't like Irish, and Irish parents started to support English in schools in order to make their children able to compete in the UK as well as Australia, Canada and eventually America.  By the time of the famine, those who learned English tended to be the ones who lived and those who spoke Irish were more likely to die. By the late 19th century, Irish was mostly dead, save for a few intellectuals in Dublin who tried to halt the decline to no avail. Given that the Roman Catholic Church, our British overlords and parents seeking to make their kids competitive in a global economy, I think it's part of a globalist plot   8)

No you understand why we English need to resist the EU.  There will be no English left if we let them have their way.


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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2020, 09:05:08 PM »
Pretty sure Bono and Edge had Gaelic classes at St Fintan's and later Trinity College, but definitely not enough to hold a conversation with the Queen of England.

If Her Majesty took the time and effort to learn Gaelic, at least conversational Gaelic, then there's no reason Bono couldn't have too.


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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2020, 09:05:48 PM »
Yeah how dare Bono assume the Queen of ENGLAND would speak English.

Pfft, the House of Windsor is half German anyway.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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guest532

Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2020, 09:06:46 PM »
Pfft, the House of Windsor is half German anyway.

Not the good half.


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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2020, 09:10:02 PM »
Yeah how dare Bono assume the Queen of ENGLAND would speak English.

What's that got to do with Bono's ignorance of his own country's language? 

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2020, 09:29:12 PM »
You haven't explained why it makes Bono ignorant of his Irish heritage.

Seriously, who the fuck would expect the Queen to spit out a "how ya doing nice to meet you" in Gaelic? It's not like Bono is the lead singer of Clannad.

So Strudel, do you say Ni Hao to every Asian you meet?
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The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II spoke to Bono in Gaelic
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2020, 09:35:01 PM »
You haven't explained why it makes Bono ignorant of his Irish heritage.

Seriously, who the fuck would expect the Queen to spit out a "how ya doing nice to meet you" in Gaelic? It's not like Bono is the lead singer of Clannad.

So Strudel, do you say Ni Hao to every Asian you meet?

I have no Asian blood in me, although I do like the look of south east Asian women.

I think people should learn to speak the language of their country especially since it's still in use.  That goes for the Welsh as well as the Irish.