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Xaldin714
03-27-2009, 10:07 PM
why does Thin Lizzy sing in english if they are from ireland

SPBY
03-27-2009, 10:11 PM
maybe because the main language spoken in Ireland is English?

strat0blaster
03-27-2009, 10:11 PM
For the same reason Bono and U2 do.

Quinlan
03-27-2009, 10:13 PM
Perhaps because Irish isn't a language? (not counting Irish Gaelic, if that's even a language...)

crimsonblood12
03-27-2009, 10:13 PM
Because English is an official language in Ireland, being that they were a member of the United Kingdom. I think most, if not all Irishmen speak English fluently, if not as their first language.

saucepanz
03-27-2009, 10:14 PM
I had no idea Ireland had a language.

SPBY
03-27-2009, 10:15 PM
have you listened to music before?

enselmis
03-27-2009, 10:17 PM
nooo.... (person above me)

Xaldin714
03-27-2009, 10:18 PM
have you listened to music before?

I've got 6,595 songs on my computer... i think i have...

Mad Mike 829
03-27-2009, 10:18 PM
holy **** no TLF yet?! damn

Dio10101
03-27-2009, 10:19 PM
Because American seems like the easiest to write songs in.

crimsonblood12
03-27-2009, 10:22 PM
Because American seems like the easiest to write songs in.

Er. American?

I hope you aren't serious.

HiImKindaNewAnd
03-27-2009, 10:23 PM
For the same reason Bono and U2 do.
And Van Morrison.

Derigiberble
03-27-2009, 10:31 PM
How can society really be this disabled?

CruelShadows52
03-27-2009, 11:40 PM
How can society really be this disabled?
Dude. This is why I love society.

And also, I've never been sarcastic in my life.


EVER

Choclatemoose
03-27-2009, 11:44 PM
obvious troll is obvious



this can not possibly be for real.

bodyheatseeker
03-27-2009, 11:58 PM
I know it's probably a troll, but being the token CR mick, I'll bite...

In our constitution it states that Irish is our first language. However the literacy rate is very poor and most of us only have English. A lot of people can't even sing the national anthem. :(

We're required to study it in school. However, there's arguments that the lessons don't teach it with practical a application in mind.

There are places where it's spoken exclusively (Gaeltacht) and some of us go there to improve language skills. Most, if not all, Gaeltacht residents speak English fluently.

We have tv in Irish. That includes original comedy and drama and stuff that we get over-dubbed (South Park is Irish is weird by the way).

I don't think Phil Lynott had very much Irish, considering how little he cared about school. He had a very strong love for old Celtic stories though and that influenced his lyrics ie:Róisín Dubh (Black Rose)

In short: Most Irish people can only speak English.
Our music wouldn't get global recognition if we didn't sing in English.

Now that that's done...
*Reported*

fireoptic
03-28-2009, 09:49 AM
Can I get in trouble for my signature?

Andy Jarvis
03-28-2009, 12:16 PM
I think Enya is about the only Irish artist to have had mainstream hits with songs in Gaelic.

Troll possibly?

BrainDamage
03-28-2009, 01:04 PM
Because American seems like the easiest to write songs in. Wow.

***CLOSED***

:rolleyes: