Thursday, 5 July 2012

The most basic things

'And then it was really funny', I said, 'I mean, him saying that! He's Scottish for God's sake!'

'Um no', replied the PA at work, 'He's Irish.'

'No he's not', I responded, so confident in my statement, 'I have heard him speak a million times, he is soooooo Scottish.'

'He really isn't', the PA was equally sure, 'In fact, here is his passport from the Dubai trip. See, Irish.'

'Irish?', I blinked in disbelief, 'But he has a Scottish accent!'

'No, he has an Irish accent', the PA was talking slowly now, 'What was your degree in again?'

My voice whispered:


1 comment:

Tracie said...

Oh dear!

I'm from Ulster, have broad accent and have never been mistaken for an Irish women or a Scottish woman. Woohoo!

Hooray for hard vowels and rolling all my words together :-)

Btw, I agree some Irish people do sound Scottish.... but I don't have a linguistics degree!