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JANEY MAC! IRISH-ENGLISH IS BANJAXED, SO IT IS...

Dort-speak is killing off our distinctive accents and expressions, a UCD professor said this week. Kim Bielenberg reports

Published 09/02/2008 | 00:00

Pundits have been known to remark when commenting on the spurious claims of politicians that they would promise DART trains to Dingle.

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The train which travels along Dublin's posh Gold Coast is unlikely to go to Dingle in the near future, but the mangled, strangulated accent from the South County known as Dort-speak is already there.

Yer man, Professor Terry Dolan, the leading authority on Hiberno-English in Ireland, is after saying that our traditional Irish way of talking English is banjaxed.

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