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What does the way you speak say about where you’re from?

Nosy langer.


The British-Irish Dialect Quiz (New York Times)

Thanks Charles Kranz

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England-born Irish football internationals of yore reminisce.

Declan McKeown writes:

“This is a little video we made in Setanta Sports for the Ireland V England game yesterday. If ever we needed more reasons to love Gary Breen. We all dream of a team of…”

Any excuse.



Come for the maw-tay intencey-tay, stay for the tuff-nayce.

You may even watch the whole thing. We did. A Reddit commenter sums up the audio thus:

It sounds like a melting radio.


The Speech Accent Archive is a gem of a resource for any aspiring actor or voice-over artist. Browse hundreds of locations on a world map and hear the following phrase read out in the authentic accent of the region.

Please call Stella.  Ask her to bring these things with her from the store:  Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob.  We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids.  She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station.

For Ireland, there’s Strabane, Kilkenny and Belfast. But don’t stop there.

Waste at least ten minutes of otherwise productive time here.