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Old Jun 28th 2020, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by el collado kid View Post
Bellend i don't know where it comes from' ...
Oh, I expect you probably do
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Oh, I expect you probably do
Oh titter ye not old red
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Some Hiberno-English compounds are particulary effective and have entered more widespread usage.
The term Gobshite, to describe someone who is being unpleasant or talking nonsense can be found in dictionaries online (although to hear someone pronouncing this in a estuarine or american accent cracks me up!). There are some practitioners in this parish.... although, thankfully, the collective term "shower of gobshites" is seldom heard.

This should not be confused with Shitehawk, which describes a contemptible or worthless person (and also, boringly, a scavenging bird of prey).

Gobshites can be temporary, whilst Shithawks is more of a permanent descriptor.
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.... (although to hear someone pronouncing this in a estuarine or american accent cracks me up!) .....
I fear my use of American idiom may have the same effect on locals here as my accent doesn't seem to have changed much since I was eight years old, and still gets frequent comments after 17 years in NC.
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...my accent doesn't seem to have changed much since I was eight years old...
Did your voice break or do you still sound like a choir boy?
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I fear my use of American idiom may have the same effect on locals here as my accent doesn't seem to have changed much since I was eight years old, and still gets frequent comments after 17 years in NC.
Y'all cain't hep the way you talk, but, (and I know we've discussed this before) your neighbours don't know that the origin of their accents is from very near the origins of your own.
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I fear my use of American idiom may have the same effect on locals here as my accent doesn't seem to have changed much since I was eight years old, and still gets frequent comments after 17 years in NC.
Imagine someone whose youth was shared between the banks of the Shannon and the Waters of Sul, went to university in Southampton, back to deepest Tipperary and then via Bristol to London for a life sentence.... before escaping to coastal Suffolk and Portugal. Add in to that mix Latin, French, Castillian, Portuguese, a few bits of Berber/Arabic and still a "cúpla focal as gaeilge". My Limerick accent is worse than having a Corkman for Taoiseach (again) .
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Imagine someone whose youth was shared between the banks of the Shannon and the Waters of Sul, went to university in Southampton, back to deepest Tipperary and then via Bristol to London for a life sentence.... before escaping to coastal Suffolk and Portugal. Add in to that mix Latin, French, Castillian, Portuguese, a few bits of Berber/Arabic and still a "cúpla focal as gaeilge". My Limerick accent is worse than having a Corkman for Taoiseach (again) .
Your appetite for changing your accent must be like mine, because although I started out in a different place, I also spent extended periods in Glawster and London, but I picked up nothing in either place, and while my accent is mild for someone from Sheffield it is distinctive enough for people familiar with British accents to know that it is regional. When I was working in London I once spoke to an "American" on the phone in Tennessee who asked me why I was in London when I sounded like I was from Yorkshire - it turned out she was British, but had taken on a local accent in TN.
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For some reason when i am talking to anyone with an irish accent i struggle to understand much of what is said.strange but true
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Originally Posted by el collado kid View Post
For some reason when i am talking to anyone with an irish accent i struggle to understand much of what is said.strange but true
That's strange indeed - most people struggle to understand what you're writing....... or why.
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That's strange indeed - most people struggle to understand what you're writing....... or why.
You are to kind to me sir.Top of the morning to you
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Originally Posted by el collado kid View Post
You are to kind to me sir.Top of the morning to you
Yeah, you've just found the best way to stand out as a foreigner in Ireland.
We don't use the term.... ever.
Toodle-pip, old sport!

Heres a word for you: Mondegreen - a word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of another word or phrase, especially in a song or poem.

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You are to kind to me sir.Top of the morning to you
Fi-diddly-di-dee to you Boyo!
Hear about the Irish lass who signed up?
She joined the Maureen Corps!


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Fi-diddly-di-dee to you Boyo!
Hear about the Irish lass who signed up?
She joined the Maureen Corps!
Laughing so hard I nearly dropped me pig!

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Laughing so hard I nearly dropped me pig!
That joke was in a St Patrick's Day newspaper crossword puzzle about 35 years ago, we used to tag-team crossword at Saturday Happy Hour in the bar.
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