Does anyone have an explanation for the strange opinions that English language extremists come out with about the Irish language?
Like the utterly weird statement from the man who wrote to the Indo lately who wants our Irish language TV station closed because the Irish language is 'dead.' (How can a dead language have a TV station?). Gaelport.com - Gearrthóga Laethúla.
Or colunmnist Sarah Carey who attacks Irish language schools because not many children of immigrants attend them and then attacks Gaelscoileannna Teo because the brochures they produce for Polish parents are written in Polish and not Irish.
Then we have hate-filled diatribes against Irish speakers like this Xenophobic Irish 'lovers' a turn-off in any language - Analysis - Independent.ie
Similiar attitudes are also found in Scotland, directed at that county's native language (Gaelic Station Is A Turn Off For Viewers - The Daily Record) even though Gaelic is barely taught in schools there, never mind being compulsory.
Seriously, what is wrong with these people?