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So I was watching Mary Poppins today, on a DVD with subtitles.

During the fox hunt scene (inside the chalk drawing), Bert rescues the fox and brings him up onto his horse's tail (withers? whatever). The fox--which is clearly intended to be a Gael of some sort, probably Scots--turns around and starts yelling abuse, including calling the still-pursuing dogs something that is transliterated as "omadauhns".

Given that one derivation of "O'Madadhain" translates "Madadhain", IIRC, as basically "X's dog" (for some value of X I don't remember offhand), and given the context...yup, that's what he said.

I am vastly amused. Vastly, I tell you.

Update:

First: I misspelled the subtitle: it's "omadhaun".

Second: while "omadhaun" (also spelled amadan) sounds (I infer) a lot like "O'Madadhain", the semantics are both somewhat different and quite appropriate to my announcement: it means something like "idiot", "fool", "goofball", or "mindless [one]", depending on whether you're talking about current usage or the original myth-infused meaning. It is also apparently (and not coincidentally) the name of a now-defunct? Irish band.

I am now even more amused, on a sort of meta-level.
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So I finally saw it this past weekend.

(Amusing factoid: Megan hasn't read the book (or seen the movie)--yet, at least--but her mom has. :) )

My impressions: spoilers ahead: )
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http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/thefall/trailer/

Hmm. Looks interesting. Not quite sure what to make of it, but it sure is pretty, and doesn't immediately remind me of anything else, which is often a plus.
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409459/

The graphic novel is brilliant. I can't help but think that it will lose something in the translation--some of the intermediate material, which is an integral part of the whole, doesn't really lend itself to the screen--but I'll be interested to see how it turns out.
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(Yes, slavishly copying the joke from the actual article, but hey, it's a good one.)

http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/news/2007/05/diy_raiders
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Episode III: The Abridged Script

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