Barber-Whatsit?!?

September 17, 2010

I get asked quite a lot just what exactly "Barber Eile" means or what it's a spin on. I guess living in Ireland I thought it was quite a funny double play on words, but I quickly realised that my friends across the sea get a bit confused by it!
I get called Barber Elie (elly) quite a bit and I don't mind it in the slightest but I thought I'd explain where it came from for those who are curious.


In Irish the word "eile" means "other" and is prounced "ella".
So 'Barber Eile' means 'the other barber'.
However when you say it, it sounds like Barber-ella, which is a little nod towards this fine lady:
Okay so maybe my barbering skills won't quite save the universe but who knows? What if a bunch of aliens whose planet is overrun with stubble decide to wipe out the earth and I step forward, straight razors a-blazin' to save the day by helping them out?
What?!? It could happen!
As for the name, well I think if I'm going to be saving the world I should have a costume with an symbol on it like Superman, and I already have one picked out, it's the name most people choose to refer to me by and it's simple to remember:
- BE

4 comments:

bound666 said...

I thought it was a clever name.. not sure about calling you BE though..

Barber Eile's Blog said...

Well whatever is easiest for you really! You know my non-superhero identity out there in the real world so you can just use that!

Randy said...

Great start, BE. It's interesting when we look back to see how we got to where we are.

Have fun in class this week. I look forward to hearing about that.

Barber Eile's Blog said...

Thanks Randy. I'll do a little write up tonight about my first two days.

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