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I want to get a banner tattoo on the back of my right arm and wanted to verify the translation for "Death before dishonor" into Irish. Google Translate gives me this: Bás roimh obadh. I just wanted to know if this is an accurate translation or not? As I'm planning to make it a permanent fixture on my body, I want to get it right.
#3
Sounds like a cool tattoo, care to post the design?
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#4
Asking the Pit is definitely the right thing to do.

Why would anyone here ever steer you wrong?
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Asking the Pit is definitely the right thing to do.

Why would anyone here ever steer you wrong?


Some here know Irish I'm sure.

I do, at least.
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Some here know Irish I'm sure.

I do, at least.

Me to!

Yeah that's right although I'd use ''easonóir'' for dishonour.
#9
The MacQuillins were a warlike clan whose family motto was "Death Before Dishonor" ("Bás Roimh Obadh"). They were the Lords of Route from the late 13th C until they were displaced by the Clan MacDonald after losing two major battles against them during the mid and late-16th C. The last MacQuillin Clan Chieftain in Ireland was Rory Óg MacQuillin who was quoted as saying "No captain of the MacQuillin Clan ever died in bed." In the second decisive battle in 1583 Rory killed the opposing Clan Chieftain in single combat on the first day and was himself killed on the second day in the general battle.

^ I just got that from the Dunluce Castle wiki page, so I'm sure it's correct.
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Me too!

Yeah that's right although I'd use ''easonóir'' for dishonour.


It does look a bit a cooler than obadh.
#11
It always seemed a bit strange to me that someone would get a tattoo is a language that they do not understand.

Having said that, at least get the tattoo in Irish Script




Or else get it in Ogham

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Me to!

Yeah that's right although I'd use ''easonóir'' for dishonour.

It's a bit gaeilgish though don't you think?
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#15
Oh dear god. Do you have anything to do with Ireland whatsoever? If not, this is rather pathetic.

It's like all the white thrash getting tattoos of random latin sayings and think they are wise and deep. Makes me laugh and feel sad at the same time.
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Some here know Irish I'm sure.

I do, at least.


Oh, I know people on here know Irish.

I could also imagine you telling him the wrong thing so his tattoo is grammatically incorrect and/or completely different than what he wants
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Oh, I know people on here know Irish.

I could also imagine you telling him the wrong thing so his tattoo is grammatically incorrect and/or completely different than what he wants


That'd be a little mean now.
#19
Get it in French.
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#20
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Actually it's "Póg Mo Thóin" ...
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#24
I think getting an Ireland related tattoo is pathetic unless you have Irish parents or grandparents. But just because you're a redhead or your aunt's mother's great great grandmother was Irish, or even just your great grandparents, is stupid.

Just my opinion though. If you really want it, go for it, no one is stopping you
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#27
I'm tempted to correct Irish grammatical errors but I'm afraid I'll be wrong even though some are quite blatant....
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I'm tempted to correct Irish grammatical errors but I'm afraid I'll be wrong even though some are quite blatant....


I haven't done Irish in years.
#29
Eh, it does literally mean that, but the grammar is a bit clunky. If you want it to be more accurate, get "Is breá liom feidhmiú gnéas béil ar fhir, ach teacht ar an brollach embarrassing agus awkward. Tá mé freisin masochist. B'fhearr liom é má bhuail tú dom in aghaidh go dtí gur thit mé os a chionn, agus do bod a chur i mo bhéal gan focal a rá. Freisin nach bhfuil labhairt faoi seo a tattoo, toisc go mbeidh sé i gcuimhne dom ar mo eagla na snáthaidí. Getting an tattoo bhí ceart go leor, mar gheall ar fhorbair liom an eagla a bhí tar éis gotten agam cheana féin ar an tattoo."
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Eh, it does literally mean that, but the grammar is a bit clunky. If you want it to be more accurate, get "Is breá liom feidhmiú gnéas béil ar fhir, ach teacht ar an brollach embarrassing agus awkward. Tá mé freisin masochist. B'fhearr liom é má bhuail tú dom in aghaidh go dtí gur thit mé os a chionn, agus do bod a chur i mo bhéal gan focal a rá. Freisin nach bhfuil labhairt faoi seo a tattoo, toisc go mbeidh sé i gcuimhne dom ar mo eagla na snáthaidí. Getting an tattoo bhí ceart go leor, mar gheall ar an eagla fhorbair liom tar éis fuair mé an tattoo."


Oh my.

Graphic.
#31
Don't get a tattoo with Irish on it, it looks silly unless you're actually Irish.

Also if you ever stray into the wrong part of Northern Ireland, you might get the shit beaten out of you for it
#32
My dad is 3/4 Irish and 1/4 German, so it is the majority of my heritage. My mom is a "mutt".
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My dad is 3/4 Irish and 1/4 German, so it is the majority of my heritage. My mom is a "mutt".


Doesn't that make you more 'mutt' than Irish? Everyone is a mutt anyway.
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Are you Irish, as in an Irish national... or are you just American and claiming to be Irish just so you can pretend, just because you're grandparents are Irish, that you have a more interesting heritage than you actually do?

Cuz if it's the second then kill your self.

*reads thread*

Just kill your self. I hate this American idea that you can claim to be something just cuz you have a tiny bit of Blood in you that's Irish or Scottish or what ever.

My dad is 100% Scottish but guess wut...


...I'm still English.
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#36
There are right bits of Northern Ireland?
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My dad is 3/4 Irish and 1/4 German, so it is the majority of my heritage. My mom is a "mutt".


Which makes you 3/8 Irish at best, especially without knowing what your mom is.
#38
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You've posted that twice in this thread for attention.
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Don't get a tattoo with Irish on it, it looks silly unless you're actually Irish.

Also if you ever stray into the wrong part of Northern Ireland, you might get the shit beaten out of you for it

Likewise if you get it wrong the other half will also kick the shit out of you. It's a great country I live in
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