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Poetry

10 words that just sound better in a Monaghan accent

“Do do do do… Faaaarney Army.”

1. Doll

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As in: “auld doll” and best pronounced “dawwl.”

2. Farney

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Sounds best in a chant, quickly followed by ARMY.

3. Clart

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Someone who is a bit of a mess. “You’ve spilled a rake of food down your top, ya clart ya.”

4. Welly

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Elongate the e-l sound. As in “to give it some.”

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5. Tippin

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Pure romance. Just what you want to hear.

6. Hooor

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An affectionate term – and one that sounds so much better in a Monaghan accent.

7. Tay

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Never, ever tea.

8. Pup

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“Ya messy puuup ya.”

9. Haigh

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Used liberally at the end of sentences – and perhaps the quintessential Monaghan-sounding word.

10. Gason

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Young fella.

You actually can’t beat the Monaghan accent, haigh.

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