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(Hakai Magazine)   Fungie the Dolphin has left the Dingle Peninsula and these are all real words apparently   (hakaimagazine.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Cetacean intelligence, beloved bottlenose dolphin Fungie, Dolphin, town of Dingle, Animal echolocation, Great white shark, noise pollution, tourist boats  
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2020-12-02 3:11:47 AM  
40 years in Irish waters? Braver than me! That's sad.
 
2020-12-02 8:55:58 AM  
Ireland, here's a hint to cash in for all the tourist dollars you'll lose:

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2020-12-02 11:26:28 AM  
Now children can swim without fear of being "finned" in the bathing suit area.
 
2020-12-02 11:27:04 AM  
Article does not mention the angle of the dangle of the dingle.  Journalism, again, has failed.
 
2020-12-02 11:28:46 AM  
According to the article, the Dingle Peninsula is "wind-buffeted," which is the basis for the ol' Irish Drinkin' song "Stop Buffeting Me Dingle, Ye Stinkin' Twat of a Wind"
 
2020-12-02 11:30:01 AM  

lazymojo: which is the basis for the ol' Irish Drinkin' song "Stop Buffeting Me Dingle, Ye Stinkin' Twat of a Wind"


I desperately want that to be a real song.
 
2020-12-02 11:30:10 AM  
Irish looks like English at first glance, but the closer you get, the weirder it gets.

It is the Monet of languages.
 
2020-12-02 11:31:10 AM  
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As dolphins go, he was a sharp-kneed little bastard
 
2020-12-02 11:32:41 AM  
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2020-12-02 11:34:08 AM  
Dingle Peninsula is the name of my South Florida male strip club.
 
2020-12-02 11:35:24 AM  
Fungie's story resulted in 30 seconds of uproarious laughter on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.
 
2020-12-02 11:36:47 AM  
I visited Dingle back in March 2018 with friends. We didn't see the real deal, but you knew Fungie was important to the tourism trade because of all the hype. There's even a statue by the waterfront.

Absolutely gorgeous area, along the Wild Atlantic Way. I'd love to go back some day.
 
2020-12-02 11:48:58 AM  
We all know where he went.

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2020-12-02 11:49:05 AM  
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Fungie the Dolphin ran the Dinky Tinky shop in the foot of the magic oak tree by the wobbly dumdum bush in the shade of the magic glade down in Dingle Peninsula. Here he sold contraceptives and ...
 
2020-12-02 11:50:20 AM  

GrymRpr: [Fark user image image 850x637]
Fungie the Dolphin ran the Dinky Tinky shop in the foot of the magic oak tree by the wobbly dumdum bush in the shade of the magic glade down in Dingle Peninsula. Here he sold contraceptives and ...


Discipline...naked...with a melon?
 
2020-12-02 12:04:30 PM  
Damn you, 2020.  God damn you.
 
2020-12-02 12:29:22 PM  

Rent Party: Irish looks like English at first glance, but the closer you get, the weirder it gets.

It is the Monet of languages.


Go raibh maith agat!

/hated learning it growing up
//Joined a Swedish International telecommunications company after college and was jealous at all the bilingual folks I met so vowed to get better at it.
///Not there yet but getting better. I love that hardly anyone can speak and the looks of surprise from folks when I do speak it and they say "Wait, what is this language?"
 
2020-12-02 1:44:52 PM  

Cormee: [Fark user image 425x239]
As dolphins go, he was a sharp-kneed little bastard


That's just how old dolphins look, I guess. Weird to find a dolphin living solo for so long, but the locals probably kept him well fed
 
2020-12-02 1:48:07 PM  
Aw, I saw Fungie during a trip to Dingle in the mid-90s.  R.I.P. Fungie.  It is a beautiful area so I'm sure their tourism will survive.
 
2020-12-02 3:46:10 PM  

ClicheRinpoche: Fungie's story resulted in 30 seconds of uproarious laughter on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.


Which these days is 27 seconds longer than Sagal's usual stuff.
 
2020-12-02 3:49:55 PM  
Ahhh, Dingle. Famous for your berries.
 
2020-12-02 3:50:37 PM  

Micosavo: Rent Party: Irish looks like English at first glance, but the closer you get, the weirder it gets.

It is the Monet of languages.

Go raibh maith agat!

/hated learning it growing up
//Joined a Swedish International telecommunications company after college and was jealous at all the bilingual folks I met so vowed to get better at it.
///Not there yet but getting better. I love that hardly anyone can speak and the looks of surprise from folks when I do speak it and they say "Wait, what is this language?"


I didn't have that hard a time learning, but I had good reinforcement.  I try to use a little every day.
 
2020-12-02 4:01:09 PM  
I visited Ireland in 1996 and saw Fungie. One thing I liked, the boats that took you out had a policy that you do not pay if Fungie does not show up. They collect on the way back to the dock. I went to Dingle for Fungie but really enjoyed the entire area with the archeology and beautiful scenery. I even got to walk on the beach featured so romantically in Ryan's Daughter.

I had a second pleasant surprise on that trip. I went to Slane because it was within walking distance of Newgrange. My B&B was a quarter mile from Slane Castle (missed a Springsteen concert by 1 day) and the Hill of Slane was much more interesting that the Hill of Tara.
 
2020-12-02 4:24:25 PM  

raulzero: Ahhh, Dingle. Famous for your berries.


Which is actually nowhere near Derry, famous for its air.
 
2020-12-02 8:48:18 PM  
I spent a full week in Dingle back in '97, great little town, very friendly locals, the craic was awesome. Of course, I paid my 5 punt to go out in a boat and see Fungie - was one of my highlights of that week, the others being the gallons of stout and numerous bowls of weed I indulged in at Murphy's B&B/Pub.

/dingle
//dingle dingle
//dingle dingle dingle
 
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