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Vee haf vays off makink you talk February 5, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery, Ireland & the Irish.

The LiDL grocery chain is one of the fastest growing retailers in Ireland with new stores popping up all over the place.

Two things I don’t like about LiDL.

1) All the stores are the same and all the items in all the stores generally run along the same lines … call me old fashioned but I like a bit of variety and choice when it comes to shopping.

2) They blatantly take the piss with their marketing and packaging and colour schemes. Shampoo is a classic example – they have one in exactly the same tin as a leading “mainstream” brand.

Don’t get me wrong … I am not unaccustomed to buying the odd bag of messages shopping from the store and to my mind the sugar in my tea or the paper in my bathroom is all the one. There are certain areas where the quality doesn’t deviate much … open to debate on that one … oh and they’ve got nice chocolate.

And another thing – it’s German and so is pronounced LEE-DL and feckin’ definitely not Liddle, Lie-Dl, Liddles or whatever you’re having yourself. It’s 4 letters long FFS – deal with it !

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1. GerryOS - February 5, 2007

I still have difficulty saying “Lee-dill”, and usually end up saying the name the same way as Tony Fenton says “little”.

2. Rambling Man - February 5, 2007

tis the anglicisation (sic) of the german pronunciation thats the bugger we have to get ridda

3. donal - February 5, 2007

I’m quite partial to the Liddel chocolates myself, especially the chocolate chip cookies.

4. huckster - February 7, 2007

you buy your shampoo in a tin?

5. huckster - February 7, 2007

… and what’s wrong with the anglicisation of foreign names?

When you talk in English about the capital of France, do you say ParISS or ParEEE? How do the French pronounce it in French? Which sounds wankier in English?

6. Rambling Man - February 7, 2007

huckster – i suppose i have more difficulty with the german sounding ones cos i lived there … i say parISS though so you have a point.

the shampoo in that particular establishment comes in something resembling an oblong tomato ketchup bottle đŸ™‚

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