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Re: Have you been watching … (Julian Fellowes's) Downton Abbey?
« Reply #110 on: February 21, 2012, 06:16:49 pm »
I was mystified when Lord Grantham said they were going to have a Finian grandson, and found out that the mid-19th century Finians were the Catholics in favor of Irish independence. They were named after a mythical Celtic tribe of young men who lived apart from society and were called up in case of war to fight. They were led by the Celtic warrior Finn and were called the Finnae. Sound like interesting people!!
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Re: Have you been watching … (Julian Fellowes's) Downton Abbey?
« Reply #111 on: February 21, 2012, 06:55:42 pm »
I have seen Finn several times.

He's called Jätten Finn (Finn the Giant) and is hugging a stone pillar in the cathedral in Lund, the next town over from where I live.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin_(troll)


ETA: I can't get the link to work properly. You hav to click on the word 'Fin(troll)' in the first line.

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Re: Have you been watching … (Julian Fellowes's) Downton Abbey?
« Reply #112 on: February 21, 2012, 07:03:15 pm »


I was mystified when Lord Grantham said they were going to have a Finian grandson, and found out that the mid-19th century Finians were the Catholics in favor of Irish independence. They were named after a mythical Celtic tribe of young men who lived apart from society and were called up in case of war to fight. They were led by the Celtic warrior Finn and were called the Finnae. Sound like interesting people!!


Lee, it's spelled Fenian--and, believe me, Lord Grantham was using the term, hmm, shall we say--ironically  derogatorily??   ::)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenian_Brotherhood

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenian_raids

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenian_dynamite_campaign

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fenian






Please note: the smoking fuse in the barrel of explosives in the cartoon from
the famous magazine Punch   is used with a very old fashioned, very stereotypically
racist Irish (tobacco) pipe, with the Fenian's many, many, many  children
all around--Oi!




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Re: Have you been watching … (Julian Fellowes's) Downton Abbey?
« Reply #113 on: February 21, 2012, 07:07:59 pm »



I have seen Finn several times.

He's called Jätten Finn (Finn the Giant) and is hugging a stone pillar in the cathedral in Lund, the next town over from where I live.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin_(troll)

ETA: I can't get the link to work properly. You hav to click on the word 'Fin(troll)' in the first line.


Hi, Sonja--

Jätten Finn sounds very interesting, but (and you MUST take my word for it) Lord Grantham was NOT thinking about Finn the Giant--nor the leprechaun in Finian's Rainbow!

 ;) :)


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Re: Have you been watching … (Julian Fellowes's) Downton Abbey?
« Reply #114 on: February 21, 2012, 07:22:43 pm »



Hi, Sonja--

Jätten Finn sounds very interesting, but (and you MUST take my word for it) Lord Grantham was NOT thinking about Finn the Giant--nor the leprechaun in Finian's Rainbow!

 ;) :)




Ok, I take your word for it, John!  ;D


How could I do anything else, since I've neve seen Downton Abbey....?   ::) :D

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Re: Have you been watching … (Julian Fellowes's) Downton Abbey?
« Reply #115 on: February 21, 2012, 07:48:08 pm »


Ok, I take your word for it, John!  ;D


How could I do anything else, since I've never seen Downton Abbey....?   ::) :D


Oh, there are a lot of Fins around--


There's Finn McCool (spelled Fionn mac Cumhaill, but pronounced Finn McCool) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fionn_mac_Cumhaill , and there's

Fingal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingal's_Cave

and there are even Finns who are http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish-speaking_Finns

but Downton Abbey's Lord Grantham meant something ENTIRELY different!   :laugh:


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Re: Have you been watching … (Julian Fellowes's) Downton Abbey?
« Reply #116 on: February 22, 2012, 08:41:28 am »


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Exclusive! Downton Abbey
Trading Cards for Season 2’s Finale


By Sarah Ball
5:00 PM, February 17 2012


After we posted these exceedingly clever Downton Abbey  Valentines last week, designed by Dallas-based comic artist Chad Thomas, we partnered up with Chad for a sporting way to end Season Two: trading cards! Click to view, and check back Monday for a finale recap. (To see all of our recaps of Season 2, from the premiere through Episode 6, go here .)






       


     





     





     








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Re: Have you been watching … (Julian Fellowes's) Downton Abbey?
« Reply #117 on: February 22, 2012, 02:16:13 pm »


and there are even Finns who are http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish-speaking_Finns


The Swedish dialect spoken by Swedish Finns is the most beautiful to listen to, imo. It has a very distinct ring to it.

Tove Jansson, who wrote the books about the Moomin trolls, was from Finland. Her books have to be read in that specific dialect in order to sound right.

To a Swede, a Moomin who doesn't speak Finnish Swedish, is no real Moomin!  ;D

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Re: Have you been watching … (Julian Fellowes's) Downton Abbey?
« Reply #118 on: February 22, 2012, 02:19:26 pm »
Maybe this can help satisfy your Downton Abbey obsession, John?

 ;D :laugh: ;)

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clJK3KBqdlE&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

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Re: Have you been watching … (Julian Fellowes's) Downton Abbey?
« Reply #119 on: February 22, 2012, 05:45:53 pm »


Maybe this can help satisfy your Downton Abbey obsession, John?

 ;D :laugh: ;)

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clJK3KBqdlE&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]



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