Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Noel Dempsey's Office, Trim.

This is Government Minister Noel Dempsey's Office in High Street, Trim this morning. Note the bad spelling - obviously the education cutbacks are biting.

Some other notes on spelling in these times;

The majority party in government in Ireland for the last years is called Fianna Fáil - that's an accent on the a, so don't confuse it with fail the verb meaning the following:
To prove deficient or lacking; perform ineffectively or inadequately: failed to fulfill their promises;
To be unsuccessful: an experiment that failed.
To decline, as in strength or effectiveness: The light began to fail.
To cease functioning properly: The engine failed.
To give way or be made otherwise useless as a result of excessive strain: The rusted girders failed and caused the bridge to collapse.
To become bankrupt or insolvent.

The minority party in government with Fianna Fáil is called the Green Party. you must use the capital G for Green otherwise you might confuse it with the word green which can have the following connotations:
Not fully developed or perfected in growth or condition; unripe; not properly aged.
Immature in age or judgment; untrained; inexperienced: a green worker.
Simple; unsophisticated; gullible; easily fooled.
Having a sickly appearance; pale; wan: green with fear; green with envy.
Having a flavor that is raw, harsh, and acid, due esp. to a lack of maturity. (of wine)
Freshly slaughtered or still raw: green meat.


Peter Goulding said...

Maybe the constituency office is being turned into an Italian butchers? Class photo!
Your post positively drips with irony. Lovely.

Orla Fay said...

oh my goodness! excellent blog piece Michael.

Niamh said...

Very funny, I like it...dripping indeed!

Catrherine said...

Red is the new black, and correct spelling is soooo last century. After all, hoo kares?