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11 times a fada makes all the difference

In the name of the fada.

1. Caca means shite

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While cáca means cake

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You definitely don’t want to mix them up.

2. Mala means your eyebrow

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While mála means bag

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3. Tonóg means a duck

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While tónóg means a small bottom

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Thanks to @TheIrishFor on Twitter for this gem. 

4. Lon means blackbird

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While lón means lunch

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This could make for a very bad meal.

5. Éire means Ireland

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While Eire means burden

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6. Lágar means beer

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While lagar means weakness

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When beer is your only weakness, the sentence could get messy.

7. Snamh means dislike

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While snámh means to swim

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If you dislike swimming though, you’re grand.

8. Doire means Derry

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While dóire means burner

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Absolute burn.

9. Briste means broken

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While bríste means trousers

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10. Ban means female

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While bán means white

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11. Sinsear means senior

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While sinséar means ginger

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Getting those mixed up at the wrong time wouldn’t go down well, in fairness.

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