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You're all just jealous of Cork

Kathy Foley is right on the ball with her article, You’re all just jealous of Cork from last weekend’s Sunday Times! I was going to post this tomorrow but as Damien beat me to the punch here it is for everyone else to enjoy too.

Life as a Corkonian in Dublin often seemed like one long session as a judge at a terrible talent show. You had to smile through gritted teeth at the impressionists: “So you’re going to do a terrible version of a Cork accent? Great, go on then. It’s only the 12th time today.” You had to laugh at the jokes, or should I say the joke, as it was almost always the same one. Had I heard the one about the Cork mother who says, “My son, the solicitor, is drowning”? Yes, very good. It gets funnier every time.

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7 replies on “You're all just jealous of Cork”

Honestly I have not heard that Cork/mother/lawyer joke. Can someone complete it for me? I’m in Canada so I don’t really hear those Cork/Dublin accents that often (visited three times but not in the past two years).

db – that was the first time I heard that job actually, but the joke is in the fact the mommy was so proud that her son was a solicitor she had to mention it even while he drowned. I don’t get it either, but obviously Dublin people do 😉

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