Inmate's Last Words: An Irish Curse
Virginia murderer Robert Gleason utters 'pog mo thoin'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2013 11:43 AM CST
Updated Jan 20, 2013 7:58 AM CST
A file photo of inmate Robert Gleason at the Red Onion prison in Pound, Va.   (AP Photo/Virginia Department of Corrections)

(Newser) – Robert Gleason became the first inmate executed in the US this year when he got his wish of electrocution in Virginia Wednesday night. Gleason, 42, was a convicted murderer who subsequently killed two inmates in prison and charmingly vowed to continue killing until he was put to death, reports Reuters. The state allows inmates to choose the method, and Gleason made the rare pick of the electric chair. His last words were "pog mo thoin"—an Irish phrase that means "kiss my ass."

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Jan 21, 2013 8:36 AM CST
Hope he suffered.
Jan 20, 2013 10:01 PM CST
I know this is a "fine point," and, nevertheless: "Kiss my ass" is not an "Irish curse." "Pog mo thoin" is cursing in Irish. It ain't the same.
Jan 20, 2013 8:07 PM CST
Ta suil agam faoi thalamh e taobh 'mooney' suas