Saturday 21 January 2017

One of the defining features of any country is its accent and language.

Published 17/06/2015 | 02:30

‘Nobody wants to return to the depiction of Ireland in the 1952 film ‘The Quiet Man’, but neither do we want a caricature of West Coast America’
‘Nobody wants to return to the depiction of Ireland in the 1952 film ‘The Quiet Man’, but neither do we want a caricature of West Coast America’

One of the defining features of any country is its accent and language.

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Everywhere you travel now in Ireland you hear words imported from America, like "kids" "movies" and "guys", and banalities like "cool" and "no hassle".

The accent, particularly in urban areas, is Mid Atlantic - and this has reached epidemic proportions in the broadcasting and media world.

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