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The Guardian made a wholly incorrect statement about Cork people yesterday

What is this “Corkonian modesty” you speak of?

In the Heart of the Sea premiere - London Source: David Jensen

YESTERDAY, THE GUARDIAN published a profile of actor Cillian Murphy to coincide with the return of Peaky Blinders next month.

But when profiling the Corkman, they made a rather egregious error — they called Cork people “modest”.

cork Source: The Guardian

“Corkonian modesty,” you say? We take if you’ve never been to Cork then.

Irish readers were quick to see the humour in the mistake.

We’ll say nothing.

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