I had my back turned to the TV last night when I heard someone badly choking. I spun around to prepare to administer the Heimlich manouvre but then I noticed it was on the TV. Mrs Teabag had turned over to TG4 and started watching Ros Na Ruin and the way the girl was talking it sounded like she was choking ! Is it me or does our national language sound truly awful ? I never really noticed before despite my painful toil in passing Leaving Cert Irish (blue paper). I dont know why people are mad keen lately to learn Irish or ensure their kids learn Irish. Maybe we should let the language die and take up a nicer national language (French)... or make up a new one ?