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10 words that just sound better in a Sligo accent


1. Minker

As in: drinking.

Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards - London Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Poetry in the Sligo accent.

2. Balls

Commonly heard, never sounds better than in that Sligo twang:

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3. Gomie

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4. Buffs

Radio Academy Awards 2014 - London Source: Dominic Lipinski

For those outside the town itself.

5. Ruptions

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Ruptions in the town last night.

6. Buck

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“How’s it going buck?”

7. Steamed

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8. Lit

For reference:

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9. Naathin

2016 IFTA Awards - Ireland Source: Niall Carson

10. Bathar

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No bathar.

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David Elkin

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