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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    Mercurial is already petitioning the Council of Europe, Amnesty International and the United Nations on their behalf for minority rights.
    Still,you wouldn't want them living next door to you...

    And how are they allowed to race down the Stillorgan dual carriageway in their Daddy's Beemers? You never see the cops stopping them. Ordinary people would never get way with that....
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    Something wrong about P.ie talking about the funny accent of unfortunates with notions about themselves when so many here also have a serious problem with notions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oggy View Post
    Something wrong about P.ie talking about the funny accent of unfortunates with notions about themselves when so many here also have a serious problem with notions.
    And many are way above themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ygargarin View Post
    Where does the "rindabite" pronunciation and the mangling of vowel sounds a la Rachel Allen fit into these 4 categories? Allen says "jum" for "jam", "batter" for "butter" and "ram" for "rum". I particularly remember her ram and almond cake recipe.

    I'm guessing she's in the deefer category but can't imagine her say "loike".
    There's actually quite a few varieties, remember the objective is to elevate one's status therefore it is required to distance oneself from working class accents. The old Bob Geldof accent is the nearest to the Dort accent of legend, it has the longer vowels. It blends in with some Califonian speak such as the 'loike' phrase.

    The newer aspirational accents actually swap most of the broad vowels to slender ones, hence 'Qwirke' for Cork, 'Spirt' for sport and so on. This is similar to the Rachel Allen one.

    The there is the pushed female accent, found with certain female radio presenters. Every word is pushed from the diaphragm because someone told them once to make themselves sound more authoritive and the vowel swapping and clipping above is used. An example would be Breffni Clack on Q102 news.

    There is also the non Dort inoffensive male accent. It involve a slight 'w' sound at the start of words ('fwour') and a slight 'th' or 'ch'. beloved of advertisers. The Wayne character in Fair City has one but then has to working class it, hence it just sounds strange.i think the actor gets a few voice overs too.

    Most kids speak in a mishmash of the Valley girl accent (a genuine Californian accent is actually quite pleasant and easy on the ear). The kids who are pushed into acting have yet a different variant, overly chirpy. It must be difficult to cast kids in a period piece film these days.

    In the middle classes there seems to be more of an influence of the English upper classes, hence the vowel swapping and clipping. All basically a bit inconsistent and variable.

    Let us not mention Emma McNamara.

    All in all a pretty dreadful mix from a nation which had some great natural accents.
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    Afraid so, Q102 at the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wishywashy View Post
    Yeah,you'd think she'd keep the head down,you know with the carry on of her auld man.
    What did her auld man do?

    Careful now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkeith View Post
    The Dort accent is very similar to californian Valleyspeak, and sounds nothing like Received Pronunciation as spoken by the english upperclass or upperclass wannabes.
    I'd imagine it is directly modeled on it. Incidentally, that was known as Valley Girl speak and seemed to be confined to that particular gender. Here, it seems to be more universally used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    I heard him on the radio talking about this. As a Dubliner of a certain age I'm forced to wonder where the idea that 'southside posh' is a product of the Celtic Tiger; people out there could never talk right.
    Got it in one.

    The Deefer accent is a lot...LOT.. older than the Celtic tiger.

    Only the Americanisms are Like...totally new, like.

    You're such a ledge Statsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small Dog View Post
    Good one Gatsby..have a morbid interest in this kind of sh1te...just on names is Fionn one of the "preferred" Dort names..seems to have hurd it a lot recently...

    What other names could be considered "Dort"?
    Sneachta, Fionnan, Fionn, Doireann, Ailbhe, Blathin, Ultan, Kathyrn, Sive, Breffni, Oisin....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monday Monday View Post
    Got it in one.

    The Deefer accent is a lot...LOT.. older than the Celtic tiger.

    Only the Americanisms are Like...totally new, like.

    You're such a ledge Statsman.


    And they always went to Trinners.
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