ESSENTIAL NORN IRISH

Yer Man's A to Z Guide to Everyday Banter

By
Owen Kelly
Essential Norn Irish

Self-proclaimed Norn Irish expert Owen Kelly has compiled the definitive introduction to local Northern Ireland lingo, helping readers everywhere to tell the difference between an 'Absolutely!' and a 'Wise': square crack!

 

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Hardback:
80 pages
Size:
177x110 mm
ISBN:
9781847178824

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ISBN:
9781847178954
Category Humour

Are you left not having a baldy by what punters around you are saying? Does the way you hear English being spoke lack rime and raisin? If so, this is exactly the wee toady book you've been duking for.

Self-proclaimed Norn Irish expert Owen Kelly has compiled the definitive basic introduction to local lingo, helping the reader to tell the difference between an 'Absolutely!' and a 'Wise'! So, whether you're a native or a visitor, and without Annie Furderadoo, overcome your diffs and join in the banter. Square crack!

'The authentic voice of Ulster - irreverent, independent, humorous and humane.' Northern Life

The late Owen Kelly was one of Northern Ireland’s best-loved humorists, known predominantly for his two long-running columns for The Irish News – Kelly’s World and The Saturday Column. He was the author of two volumes of autobiography (Tales Out of School and Hens’ Teeth), two volumes of Ulster humour (Kelly’s Country and Kelly’s World) and a wealth of newspaper, radio and magazine work. Owen sadly died in 2008.

a question of pronunciation rather than dialect, it raises a chuckle

Books Ireland

this little book opens his wonderful writing to a new generation. Get it. I’m just sane, like, you have no raisin not to

The Argus

An original mind with a refreshing line in humorous understanding. A fine crack of Flann O'Brien-ish lyrical fancy.

Times Educational Supplement

The authentic voice of Ulster – irreverent, independent, humorous and humane.

Northern Life
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