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February 24, 2016
I spent a few hours in one of the bars in my town, hoping to socialize a bit. I overheard an argument over the pronunciation of 'sláinte', the Gaelic toast. One guy had toasted another guy, and the other guy said he had pronounced it wrong. Bar patrons gathered around to participate in the process.

I didn't get the impression any of them were native Gaelic speakers, and so in the absence of facts, they had chosen candidates based on other factors, like which guy they found more trustworthy, or which one they preferred to have a beer with.