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DesignationDawn picked up Spike's passport in idle curiosity. She knew the line from the Embassy clerk about it being a replacement was some kind of spin as he'd never had one to replace, but she assumed that was Wolfram & Hart's doing.

Funny thing was that she thought Spike had decided not to deal with them, not that she could talk with Andrew holding court as their personal travel agent.

She couldn't recall Spike being away from her side long enough to get a photo taken, so that was a bit of a mystery too.

"This address mean anything to you?" She read it out, while Spike flicked through the mound of tourist pamphlets Andrew had left on the dining table.

"Yeah, that's where we'll be staying. A friend's place." He was surprised that the brochure for the company who arranged nude hikes across the countryside was a more appealing publication than the brief abstracts produced by the 18-35 drunken shagfest groups. He guessed they were pushing for different markets. Still, it was amazing the diverse people trying to part tourists from their money.

Dawn sighed, Spike didn't seem terribly interested in his oddly serendipitous paperwork. "And your name is really William Fuilteach?"

"What?" She had his full attention now. Grabbing the passport, he looked at the name field and burst in laughter.

"So I take it that's not your name?"

"No, love. Our London host has an interesting sense of humour. It's Irish, translates as William the Bloody."

15minuteficletsword #69: abstract
Part of the Rome!verse and the London!verse


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27th Aug, 2004 12:53 (UTC)
Yep, that is the translation for William the Bloody. I have way too many dictionaries.

I think it's pronounced fill-chatch.
27th Aug, 2004 15:32 (UTC)
pronounced 'fwil-tchah'. The 'w' being very soft and short, and the 'tch' being basically a very soft 't' with tongue pressed behind upper teeth, so it can sometimes sound like a soft 'ch'. the 'h' at the end is exactly the same sound as the 'ch' at the end of the scottish word 'loch', so the word is a very soft one.
but with a loverly gory meaning ::laughs insanely::

great little ficlet... and a lovely touch. more more!
27th Aug, 2004 16:25 (UTC)
::follows instructions:: fwil-twwwwwwwwiodfgdfsgfd. Ok, I give up. I'm thrown off my the multiple consonants in a row.

Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it? XD But it's a nice touch, nonetheless. I'm too lazy to go back to the last post - Andrew's doing, I presume?
27th Aug, 2004 16:31 (UTC)
LOLOL.. beatifully pronounced!! most english or american unilingual peoepl i meet have real problems replicating irish sounds even when they are given demonstrations to listen to. :\

28th Aug, 2004 00:59 (UTC)
Thanks for the pronunciation, the Collins dictionary isn't that hot on how to say thinks proper.

I don't have too much trouble saying things in Gaelic, but Welsh... A Welsh mate was trying to get me to pronounce the double L correctly and nearly ended up throttling me.
28th Aug, 2004 11:14 (UTC)
lol, the thing i love about Welsh is their insanely long town names. Now that's crazy.
29th Aug, 2004 10:49 (UTC)
The passport isn't Andrew's doing, it's arrival surprised him as much as it did Dawn.
16th Nov, 2004 07:33 (UTC)
~~I have way too many dictionaries.~~

Well, lucky you, if you have any that are of either form of Gaelic. My guy was supposed to teach me both; still hasn't gotten around to it, outside of teaching me a few curses, and a few less objectionable phrases. Long enough ago that I'm amazed I remember anything.
16th Nov, 2004 09:11 (UTC)
Curses always come in handy.
16th Nov, 2004 20:43 (UTC)
They would, if not for the fact that I only curse online, lol.
27th Aug, 2004 13:34 (UTC)
*giggles* That's too funny. A very fitting name, I guess. *g*
28th Aug, 2004 01:00 (UTC)
At least it's appropriate.
27th Aug, 2004 14:09 (UTC)
Very cool. Love the Irish touch there - that made me grin. :-D
28th Aug, 2004 01:01 (UTC)
Thanks. Happy you enjoyed.
27th Aug, 2004 14:43 (UTC)

Very cute! Clever touch!
28th Aug, 2004 01:01 (UTC)
Many thanks.
27th Aug, 2004 18:42 (UTC)
That's my Mactíre Rua! ::grins proudly:: Still spicing things up with a smattering of Gaelic, managing to both entertain us and teach us a tidbit or two while you're at it. :D
28th Aug, 2004 01:02 (UTC)
We aim to please. Glad you enjoyed it.
27th Aug, 2004 21:08 (UTC)
Nude hikes across the countryside? *boggles* Leave it to Andrew...
28th Aug, 2004 01:04 (UTC)
I can't be certain that organised tour groups exist, but therr are naturists who do this, so I wouldn't be surprised if an enterprising naturist thought to share the experience.
29th Aug, 2004 04:24 (UTC)
The very thought of Andrew leaving brochures on nude hiking trips for Spike and Dawn makes me giggle. That's a great detail and it's definitely something Andrew would do. Creative way to end the ficlet too—William the Bloody. *nods in appreciation*
29th Aug, 2004 04:48 (UTC)
Apparently Andrew couldn't find a brochure for male only naked walks in the countryside. Unless he's saving that for his own trip with the guy from the local café.
29th Aug, 2004 08:12 (UTC)
*nodnod* William the Bloody. The name is a very nice touch. I can't pronounce it either, though. XD

Now, there's an amusing way to use tourist pamphlets. I like the way they banter back and forth.
29th Aug, 2004 11:27 (UTC)
I've noticed around my way they'll create a pamphlet for anything, no matter how bizarre, so went with the flow on that. Thanks for your comments.
29th Aug, 2004 20:01 (UTC)
15 min facelit
I enjoyed reading all of them.
30th Aug, 2004 12:04 (UTC)
Re: 15 min facelit
Thank you! So pleased you've dropped by for a read.
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