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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

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“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

Tweet by @Shauna Ní Mhathúna Source: Shauna Ní Mhathúna/Twitter

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

7. Boyle

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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

Tweet by @chris o'dowd Source: chris o'dowd/Twitter

The quintessential Rossies phrase.

10. Desperate

cregg Source: INPHO/James Crombie

Shocking desperate now.

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David Elkin

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