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06 January 2007 @ 02:23 pm
for the day that's in it  
This is the 12th day of Christmas, isn't it?

Frank Kelly's Christmas Countdown. Just listen to the sound. Ignore the video, it's just some guy making a home video. I haven't been able to find an mp3 or anything.



The words are available in a number of places. Here's one that doesn't have stupid snowflakes falling down the screen.


Isn't Gobnait a girl's name though? Can it be a boy's name too? It's a horrible name.


I'm supposed to be meeting bookcrossers now, but I've a sore throat and talking is not good. Got any throat remedies for me? I've taken lemsip with lemon honey, and various hot drinks, including ginger and lemon tea. Off to get another cuppa now.
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being_herebeing_here on January 6th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
My dad was going to christen me Gobnait. This is why me mam wouldn't let him register my birth.

I loved my mum very mery much
a very caring potatomollydot on January 6th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Oh thank goodness! As I saw the comment notification, it suddenly occurred to me that I don't know your name. What if she's a Gobnait!?!? Phew!


So.. em.. yeah. Apologies to any Gobnaits reading this. Or Conceptas. I hate that name too.
being_herebeing_here on January 6th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
If I'd been a boy he wanted Fochna (sp?)

I feel like I owe the Gods a lot :D
a very caring potatomollydot on January 6th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
Fiachna?

Yep, I get the notifications. Pleased to meet you! :-)
dubnordie on January 6th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
When I see names like that I'm thankful I escaped with mine in the general parents-going-mad-with-irishness. Even if you lot do insist on using the hard c. (go soft! go soft! Even if that does make me a boy!)
a very caring potatomollydot on January 6th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
I use the soft C!
Problem is, now I use it for everyone with your name.
dubnordie on January 6th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
hehhehheh!
dubnordie on January 6th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
And I think my parents discussed calling me "Philomena"
 dudi killimengrikillimengri on January 6th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Names
My ex wanted our son to be Llywelyn Llefais Llyr Llwyd! Actually the Llwyd was irrelevant as, being male, he has a patronymic, but try explaining that to those who think they know better! He became Owein (pronounced O-wine!)Llywelyn Vaughan ap Steffan. The Vaughan, while being a family name is rather cruel to him as it comes from Fychan (Vu-khan) meaning little & he is... Annon got the best of the names: named for 3 goddesses!
a very caring potatomollydot on January 6th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Names
Wow, that would have been an alliterative mouthful!
Patronymic, really? Iceland is the only place I knew of that still has patronymics. Is the ap Steffan the patronymic? How would it go if he was a girl, and what effect does marriage have?

Which three goddess?

Nosey, nosey, nosey.
 dudi killimengrikillimengri on January 6th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Names
Wales has patronymics, but only for boys, but the English overlords refuse to recognize them (s was/is a Welsh Nationalist/Free Wales Army type!). Names like Pritchard were orginally ap Risiart, Pryce, ap Rhys, etc. Annon is Rhiannon, Non & Annan: Horse Goddess, Sea Goddess & Mother Mountain Goddess...
 dudi killimengrikillimengri on January 6th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
Yup, the 12th Day here & Russian Orhodox Christesmas, which reminds me, I still have a card in Russian to be posted to Germany, whoops!
a very caring potatomollydot on January 6th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I'd forgotten that today was Christmas in some countries. Happy Christmas those countries!
a very caring potato: santa hatmollydot on January 6th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
Doh, should have used the santa hat icon.
 dudi killimengrikillimengri on January 6th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Miaorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrieeeeeeeeeee Chrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrristmousssssssssse
a very caring potato: santa hatmollydot on January 6th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
And a happy mew year!
Siljasilja on January 6th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Gargle with sage tea, or warm water with salt and a couple of drops of tea tree oil.
a very caring potatomollydot on January 6th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
Sound horrible!
I don't have sage or tea tree oil anymore, but I'll try the salt.

How was the meet up?
Siljasilja on January 6th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Good. Tony made Liz go the wrong way so they were late :P The coffeeshop in the CBL is lovely btw, for food, coffee and tea.
We released a few books at the CBL, but the security guys caught on to us and started following us around- felt a bit like a naughty teenager...
a very caring potato: bookcrossingmollydot on January 6th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Did he look like you could have offered him a book? :-)
SirRoysirroy on January 8th, 2007 11:01 am (UTC)
I so didn't! Well, not on purpose anyway.
a very caring potatomollydot on January 8th, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
Tut tut tut.

How was the navigating yesterday? Did you find a book shop?
SirRoysirroy on January 8th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
Yes, I 11811'ed Chapters and they said they were open so we spent an hour in there, wandering around. Even bumped into Eefs there, she filling in time before her movie. Well, where else would you bump into a Bookcrosser?
a very caring potato: readingmollydot on January 8th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC)
Ha! Mad.
Where is Chapters? Abbey St?
SirRoysirroy on January 8th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
Used to be Abbey Street, and indeed may still be there, but they have a brand spanking new place in Parnell Street now.
a very caring potatomollydot on January 8th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
Cool, must keep an eye out for it.
Siljasilja on January 8th, 2007 11:53 am (UTC)
Definitely go, it is huuuuuuge