25 thoughts on “This Is After Happening

    1. Anusia Grennell

      Surely though as a platform for journalism we can hold our national broadcaster to better standards of English than this. Generally I don’t mind idiosyncrasies like this, language is meant to evolve. The “dese, dats, dem and dose” brigade of Irish presenters and voiceover artists set my teeth on edge though.

      1. Cian

        And ‘tas only last week that the Facebook was in an almighty uproar over the fact that RTE were forcing all de presenters to use de Queens English.

        Ye can’t win,

      2. commentating guy

        it’s RTE .. just look up ‘RTE blooper reel’ to see the complete lack of standards at play. For a blooper reel, it’s far more technical mess ups than presenters. my fave being “ok, now we just pretend to talk to each other now” (presenter to guests at the end of a show when the credits begin to roll) .. as for this, i wouldn’t be too bothered, its Irish English. They forced us to speak the language, so we twisted it around a bit.. RTE television isn’t for English people, it’s aired here, and everyone knows that “im after going..” way of saying things.

    1. dav

      #Didn’t see much future, as I left the Christen Brother school..#
      Lyrics that are a apt today as they were 28years ago…..

  1. Murtles

    Why couldn’t they scarcely believe it? Could they not see the scoreboard?
    Twas a great game of smallball though in fairness

    1. Pete

      Hiberno English is colloquial. Not for official use or the news would be all ‘Howya lads, stall now until I tell you the craic….’ some mullah got his/her hands on the caption machine and hit send here

  2. bisted

    …James Joyce delighted in idiom and accent and used it in all his works, especially Finegans Wake. He loved the Galway accent so much that he even married a Galway girl…that English guy Singe quite liked it as well…

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