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#Say what?

8 words that have lost all meaning in modern life

Like, literally.

From TheJournal.ie A pint or two and premier league allowances: The week in quotes Say What? This post contains images

A pint or two and premier league allowances: The week in quotes

“We are the poorer for his passing today but Ireland is very much the richer for his labours.”

From TheJournal.ie Mother Teresa and wild exaggeration: The week in quotes Say What? This post contains images

Mother Teresa and wild exaggeration: The week in quotes

“This country has gone wild with exaggeration.”

From TheJournal.ie Going into the internet and smoking crack cocaine: The week in quotes Say What? This post contains images

Going into the internet and smoking crack cocaine: The week in quotes

“Who is John Gilligan accountable to? Who is Nidge out of Love/Hate accountable to?”

From TheJournal.ie Take the first step and hard and heavy: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Take the first step and hard and heavy: The week in quotes

“Eventually you will discover a place of peace within yourself, a place that encourages you to head out into the world and live your life fully.”

From TheJournal.ie Profundity of rotundity and Murphy's cow: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Profundity of rotundity and Murphy's cow: The week in quotes

“I heard that the other side of the story, the people that he, am, ah, put to death were spoiling the economy of his country by devaluing the deutschmark.”

From TheJournal.ie Stone hearts and dark nights: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Stone hearts and dark nights: The week in quotes

“Stuck in a lift with half the Cabinet on Budget Day. Late for RTE. What are the chances?”

From TheJournal.ie 'He gives bland a bad name': The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

'He gives bland a bad name': The week in quotes

“You’ll be astounded at all the good news I’ll be announcing!”

From TheJournal.ie Extracting ransoms and holding coats: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Extracting ransoms and holding coats: The week in quotes

“Please in future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself.”

From TheJournal.ie Old Man River and the romance is gone: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Old Man River and the romance is gone: The week in quotes

“We have examples here of three-year-olds eating hamburgers and crisps.”

From TheJournal.ie Anti-Enda sentiment and atrocities: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Anti-Enda sentiment and atrocities: The week in quotes

“I might go and have a drink now, believe it or not. Cheers.”

From TheJournal.ie France is ready and too ambitious: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

France is ready and too ambitious: The week in quotes

“There is no one more sorry than I about what happened.”

From TheJournal.ie Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary Twerk

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary

They join fauxhawk, FOMO and emoji as new words in the online dictionary.

From TheJournal.ie Chelsea Manning and brazen vandalism: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Chelsea Manning and brazen vandalism: The week in quotes

“As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female.”

From TheJournal.ie Dogs as lions and Dublin media: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Dogs as lions and Dublin media: The week in quotes

“The zoo is absolutely cheating us. They are trying to disguise the dogs as lions.”

From TheJournal.ie Insane crime and Nuremberg defence: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Insane crime and Nuremberg defence: The week in quotes

“It’s become anti-social, it’s become unpleasant, it’s unruly, I think it’s unpoliceable, and I think it’s attracted the wrong crowd, who have joined a very good crowd.”

From TheJournal.ie Corporal's kitbag and I'm not a monster: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Corporal's kitbag and I'm not a monster: The week in quotes

“These people are trying to paint me as a monster.I’m not a monster. I’m sick.”

From TheJournal.ie Human plague and better opportunities: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Human plague and better opportunities: The week in quotes

“It’s been very emotional. Any parent will know what this feeling is like.”

From TheJournal.ie The Regina Monologues and totalitarian state: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

The Regina Monologues and totalitarian state: The week in quotes

“We are slowly but surely becoming a totalitarian state.”

From TheJournal.ie We need the moolah and picked it out of me arse: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

We need the moolah and picked it out of me arse: The week in quotes

“I just should be recording these calls for the f**king craic – or at least making notes.”

The 14 best quotes from Bono's interview with Gay Byrne

Bono on rage, his taxes, Inchicore and being smug.

From TheJournal.ie Yellow trousers and pathetic: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Yellow trousers and pathetic: The week in quotes

“I forgot the yellow trousers.”

What word has just been redefined by the Oxford English Dictionary? Say What?

What word has just been redefined by the Oxford English Dictionary?

And it will never be the same again.

From TheJournal.ie Muppets and legal jargon: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Muppets and legal jargon: The week in quotes

“I’ve never come across a muppet in the Seanad, never once.”

What is #Gtuít and why are 'the kids' going on about it?

Never try to be cool in front of a teenager. It never works out.

From TheJournal.ie The smell of Spring and a begging ass: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

The smell of Spring and a begging ass: The week in quotes

“All manner of nasty and seemingly idle minds…said whatever thing first came into their vacant, idle and meddlesome heads.”

From The42 Jamie Heaslip on 5-man shortlist for ERC Player of the Year Say What?

Jamie Heaslip on 5-man shortlist for ERC Player of the Year

The Leinster man is the only nominee not to be playing in this year’s Heineken Cup Final.

From TheJournal.ie Pretty white girl and out of the shadows: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Pretty white girl and out of the shadows: The week in quotes

“Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms.”

From TheJournal.ie Abortion party and real sea-change: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Abortion party and real sea-change: The week in quotes

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA centre. I’m black. And I’m gay.”

From TheJournal.ie Get a grip and into a wooden box: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Get a grip and into a wooden box: The week in quotes

“Just shy of 7,000 job losses a month. That’s their record.”

From TheJournal.ie They're all liars and I love animals: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

They're all liars and I love animals: The week in quotes

“So all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington.”

From TheJournal.ie May God forgive you and horrific step: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

May God forgive you and horrific step: The week in quotes

“Then he toasted us and said, ‘May God forgive you for what you’ve done.’”

From TheJournal.ie Money tree and immaterial: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Money tree and immaterial: The week in quotes

“I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes.”

From TheJournal.ie Swallow hard and testosterone boost: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Swallow hard and testosterone boost: The week in quotes

“The Troika has done more damage to Ireland than Britain ever did in 800 years.”

From TheJournal.ie Dropping like flies and dominant ideology: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Dropping like flies and dominant ideology: The week in quotes

“There is nothing so blind as the blindness imposed by a dominant ideology, and a subservient State. A blindness that can subvert what our human intuition knows to be right and wrong.”

From TheJournal.ie Gravity of this act and ripped us apart: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Gravity of this act and ripped us apart: The week in quotes

“I believe they should be housed in a community of their own.”

From TheJournal.ie Taking note and Dáil bar: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Taking note and Dáil bar: The week in quotes

“I’m afraid the sight of the deputy in full flight standing on a moral soapbox just makes it a little bit difficult not to totally throw up.”

From TheJournal.ie Hot whiskey and cover your ass: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Hot whiskey and cover your ass: The week in quotes

“The Irish government is not going to default.”

From TheJournal.ie We'll see about that and in/out referendum: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

We'll see about that and in/out referendum: The week in quotes

“A terrorist shouted ‘open the door!’ with a strong North American accent, and opened fire. Two other Japanese died then and we found four other Japanese bodies.”

From TheJournal.ie Proper title and people's bedrooms: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Proper title and people's bedrooms: The week in quotes

“We also need to stay out of people’s bedrooms. The party that is for small government shouldn’t be over-reaching into people’s private lives.”