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Old 03-23-2016, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by hibernicus View Post
Usually fir (men) and mná (women), but you may have seen some other combination.
Among the many stories that Peter Ustinov used to tell on chat shows was one about his confusion when faced with toilet doors labelled fir and mná. He could read many languages, but Irish was not one of them. Eventually he calculated that thw word beginning with 'f' was likely to be in some way related to femina, and the word beginning with 'm' to masculinus, and he made his choice accordingly. He got it wrong, of course.