First off in a collection of oddments I bring you Hand Puppet Jayne, and you can go check out Serenity as performed by more hand puppets by clicking here. Of course there are major spoilers, cause its, you know, like, the whole film thing.
A while back one of the politicians here said he thought that Irish should no longer be a compulsory subject for the Leaving which prompted much discussion, including this post on wysiwyg. Personally I’d say keep it compulsory, but then again maybe everything should be voluntary after the Junior Cert?. Anyways, today the Irish Times published the results of a telephone poll, and what I found interesting was the breakdown by age group.
The proportion favouring the retention of compulsory status is highest among the 18 to 24 age group (52 per cent), followed by the 25 to 34 group (37 per cent). It falls to 30 per cent among those aged 35 to 54, 25 per cent in the 55 to 64 age group and 30 per cent among the over 65s
So do the 18 – 24 age group think Irish is a good thing? Or do they simply want everyone else to suffer through it because of what they went through ;) As far as I am concerned, Irish was no harder than any other subject, but no easier either
And finally, a pointless quiz borrowed from Lemuel