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    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    What I love about this post is the that we have something from Roddy Doyle's The Committments in the first paragraph and from George Orwell's Animal farm in the second paragraph!
    @Animal farm..

    Who was called the cutest whore of them all? The Socialist Patrick Bartholomew Ahern.
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    Addicts or Junkies?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeXjlYl_U_0

    some great Dublin accents in this.
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    Another example yesterday I asked someone at Pearse station if the train was going to a certain destination. His reply was that he thought the train "terminated" in Dublin.
    Quote Originally Posted by pinemartin
    some great Dublin accents in this.
    Some hunky men too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Meldrew View Post
    Hector Ó hEochagáin to leave 2FM breakfast show - Independent.ie

    Apparently having a Culchie accent is not helping the ratings... So Hector is being sent back to TV.


    I thought Culchies saw it the other way round too..

    No doubt we'll have a "Dublin Character" to replace the Soul-less one. Personally I liked Hector.
    I don't think Hector's accent was the problem. It was his whole "real" Irish persona he liked to display. The one who loves the Irish language, the West of Ireland,rural sports, the craic and the country way of life. Got the impression he doesn't much care for cities or the people who live there. He'd be great on local radio though where his personality would shine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinemartin View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeXjlYl_U_0

    some great Dublin accents in this.
    Interesting film. Shelbourne used to play at the Harolds Cross dog track around that time. Used to go occassionally and there would be maybe 150/60 people at the match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmal View Post
    I don't think Hector's accent was the problem. It was his whole "real" Irish persona he liked to display. The one who loves the Irish language, the West of Ireland,rural sports, the craic and the country way of life. Got the impression he doesn't much care for cities or the people who live there. He'd be great on local radio though where his personality would shine.
    I couldn't listen to him for long, he was just intense and I felt he was a little presumptuous; I doubt his listeners appreciated being called his "soldiers of the dawn".
    Still all in all he is talented compared to most of the RTE "talent"...
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    I have never listened to Hector - I've seen him fleetingly. But I think his "moving on" is symptomatic of much radio, in that very few can sustain a two, three or four hour programme without becoming silly or boring. There is one chap on Lyric - Niall Carroll (I think he might be a sprog of the athlete, Noel Carroll) and he has a slot from 10 until 2 in the afternoon - it is cruel on the poor fellow. He is dreadful and must be putting off droves of listeners. When will station Heads realise that not all of their jocks are Terry Wogans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    I find the Dublin 4 accent polite and sophisticated. But it can also be annoying if it's too pronounced.

    The working-class Dub accent can come across as aggressive, despite that not normally being the intention of its speakers.
    Is the aggression in the working class speech or the imagination of middle class listeners?

    Did anyone hear the middle class author who, unchallenged, casually used the phrase 'scumbag Dubliner' on Joe Duffy today. Shame on Joe for letting it go. I suppose the silly salary has finally effected his brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by readytogo View Post
    Accents are fascinating. This Summer, while working in New York, I met a woman from Newfoundland. I was absolutely astonished when she told me where she was from. She spoke like she was from the south of Ireland (albeit with a hint of 'American'). She had never even visited Ireland in her life but her whole community on Newfoundland is of Irish descent and very proud of it.
    That prompted me to check Youtube. Indeed you're right
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