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10 words that just sound better in a Roscommon accent


1. Bould

Britain The Program Premiere Source: Grant Pollard

It’s obviously supposed to be “bold”, but it just sounds nicer in that thick Roscommon lilt.

2. Buck

rsrm04 Source: Emerald-isle-gifts

“Ah, he’s some buck!”


3. Last

Pronounced “lasht”.

The thicker the accent, the better.

4. Dose

25/3/2014 Political reactions to Callinans resignation Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

5. Hate

#home #summer #roscommon

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Elongating that middle section to produce “haaayate”.

Sounds best when complaining.

6. R’scommonnn

The actual name of the county comes out so fast that you’d miss the first vowel if you weren’t careful.

7. Boyle

moone_boy_chris_odowd_still Source: Thr


8. Bastard

When Chris O’Dowd said it in the IT Crowd, the whole world was introduced to this wonderful word it at its very best.

9. Sheepstealer

The quintessential Rossies phrase.

10. Desperate

cregg Source: INPHO/James Crombie

Shocking desperate now.

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David Elkin

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