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waider ([personal profile] waider) wrote2008-12-18 09:55 am
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seen in Dublin

While wandering through Temple Bar yesterday: at least 4 dwarves midgets[1] people of diminished stature wearing giant felt leprechaun hats and fake beards, asking some girls if they wanted a photo with them.

[1] I blame "In Bruges" for the strikeouts.

[identity profile] kjc.livejournal.com 2008-12-18 10:29 am (UTC)(link)
I suspect I would've enjoyed seeing that instead of the boring, drunken throngs I did see at Temple Bar. I think the current PC term is "little people."

Ya know, it wasn't til I got back from Ireland that I realized our local bar was a bit of a pun. There's an Irish-owned bar in my old neighborhood called Temple Bar. Best pizza in the area. I'm not sure if that means anything.

(For the not-in-the-know readers of Waider's LJ, the Temple Bar in Dublin refers to a particular area - which, amusingly enough, is characterized by a lot of Booze bars - and the word "Bar" in this context is an old Viking word meaning "road" or "way" unlike the boozey noun "Bar" which came to us via Latin origins.)