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So, the new Sabrina on Netflix absolutely butchers the pronunciation of the word 'Samhain'

Eh, come again?

‘THE CHILLING ADVENTURES of Sabrina’ landed on Netflix last week, to make everyone’s October bank holiday weekend less terrifying.

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Fans were reunited with Sabrina, Harvey and co., albeit this time with a lot more Satanism and a lot less talking cats and comedic slap stick. To each their own though, right?

While the series has divided viewers, Irish people have stood firm on one issue – the cast made a HAMES of pronouncing the word Samhain.

Yep – Father Blackwood’s qualifications as High Priest of the Church of the Night were called into question when he pronounced Samhain (sow-en) as SAM-HAYN. Sam. Hayn.


“Oh, you love the Celts? Name one of their sacred festivals!”

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They’re not the only ones intent on annihilating the Irish language. If you’re a fan of Supernatural, you’re already aware of how much American actors struggle with the word/doing basic research.

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Sam. Hain. This is the new Saoirse Ronan. Calling it.

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