Letter: And top o' th' morning to ya

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From Mr David Craig

Sir: Please inform John Walsh (Diary, 30 November) that the people of Belfast do not speak as if they require a decongestant!

I am afraid that he is guilty of typecasting all "oirish" accents as resembling a Dublin brogue.

An Ulster accent is very distinct compared to one from the South, as I am sure one would gather from news items.

What will he have next week; us all drinking Guinness, eating potatoes, and saying, "By Gorrah, and top o' th' morning to ya"?

Yours faithfully,

David Craig


30 November