But you need talent, even more so than being a nice guy, to get on the senior side,” you said. “Abdul, Abdul, you know around here they call you Abdul Abhaile?” you had to tell him. They don’t teach Irish in the Middle East, now do they?”When Abdul said he was from Pakistan you continued, blithely “. So Abdul Abhaile? Mortified, from Old French mortefiier “to destroy, overwhelm”, from Latin mortificare “to make dead”.
Source: The Irish Times January 12, 2019 01:04 UTC