Saturday, 10 July 2021

Listowel Poetry And A New Potatoes For Sale Sign.

A mural and poem  by  the great Kerry writer John B Keane.
Sign in a butcher's shop.  Irish butcher's shops often sell vegetables like potatoes 🥔🥕🥬...

I found a short sleeved drill top in a charity shop. It's ideal for my walking and gardening adventures.  I thought 8 Euros was a bit steep.  I was called a tight wad and it's for a good cause:  Ireland's National Sight Loss Agency.




 




15 comments:

  1. The Kerry butcher omitted a vital apostrophe, writing dont instead of don't on his sign. Mind you, Kerrymen are famous for their thickness. They are the equivalent of Lancastrians in England.

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  2. That means that Kerrymen and Lancastrians have a lot of get up and go and the the two most successful football teams (Liverpool
    and Manchester United)in England come from Lancashire YP. Even famous Yorkshire celebrities like Michael Parkinson and Sir Geoffrey Boycott support the famous Man U.

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    1. If you poke a beast with a sharp stick he growls!

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    2. There's nothing wrong with some friendly banter across the Pennines YP.

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    3. Tere should be a powerful electric fence with border control stations.

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    4. There once was the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway company YP. They served Thwaites bitter and Hollands pies in the Lancashire carriages. I presume it would be Theakstons Old Peculiar and Tetley's tea in the Yorkshire carriages?

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    5. Apologies for mis-spelling "There". Nice of you not to mock me over that!

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    6. Not at all. I often make typing mistakes.

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  3. YP, there probably was insufficient room on the chalkboard to accommodate an apostrophe.

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  4. Despite the missing apostrophe JayCee don't you think it's a super sign in a shop window?

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  5. It did when I read it and again today on the blog. I would have bought some of the potatoes if I didn't have my own growing next Bantry Bay.

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  6. 8 euros for the ideal shirt, a bargain to me. However I'm sure my other half would have tried to round it down to 5. Do they bargain, haggle, in Irish stores?

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  7. Hi Linda. You can haggle at carbootsales or markets. I thought eight Euros was enough for something second hand but then again it's raising money for charity.

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