Irish Travellers

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Sun Sep 22 21:25:34 UTC 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
> Of Drew Danielson
> Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2002 10:53 AM
> Subject: Re: Irish Travellers
> Didn't the recent movie "Sntach" deal in part with Irish Traveller
> culture in England?

I watched it a few weeks ago. I don't recall use of the terms "Irish
Traveler" or "Traveler." I assumed that they were supposed to be Anglicized
Roma. (But then I had never heard of Irish Travelers when I watched it.)

The terms I recall being used in the movie for the group were "pikey" or

And I am reasonably certain that Brad Pitt's dialect in the movie is not
intended to be a representation of any real-world speech pattern. It was
supposed to be unintelligible gobbledy-gook.

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