Top O' the morn' to ye lads & lassesBack when I was in Catholic high school,
one of my best friends, Paul is Irish.
I used to love to go visit his home.
This was not only because I was friends with Paul
and his 2 brothers.
But, because both his father and mother were fun and
spoke with a rich thick Irish accent.
I could listen to his father for hours tell a story.
I used to love his stories.
Each sentence eventually got to the point,
but along the way it was painted with very colorful adjectives.
The ending of each story was wonderful,
but was almost anticlimactic, because
the painting along the way was a masterpiece of sentences,
each accurately & colorfully described.
This never happened, but will serve as an example.
Of course, we've all heard the joke
about... why did the chicken cross the road ?
Well, if Paul's father ever told this joke (and he didn't)
it would more be like
......the questionable motivation inspiring a plump fowl to traverse
the dark black foreboding conveyance of modern transportation......
all said with a rich Irish accent.
Paul never understood why I enjoyed listening to his father so much.
To him, this was just the way his father talked.
He grew up with it.
To me it was sort of like the Lucky Charms leprechaun was alive
and where I was visiting, except he told rich colorful stories,
rather than just hawking sugary cereal.
I was often invited to dinner with Paul's family and I sometimes wished his father called it "magically delicious".
After dinner was over, dessert followed and Irish coffee was served.
This sure beat the spaghetti that was served at my home.
To this day I still love a rich Irish accent.
I also enjoy listening to accents of people from Jamaica.
To me that accent is almost melodic in sound quality.
Believe it or not, the accent of people from Nigeria is somewhat similar in this regard.
I've met some very nice people from there too.
Although it may seem like everyone there is a scammer (especially on the internet),
as usual a few very active people ruin the reputation of the majority.
I also enjoy listening to the accent of people from Sweden or Norway.
And if a scantily clad lovely woman whispers French in my ear,
she's quite liable to become romantically ravished.
My ex-girlfriend used to manipulate me in such a way,
not that I'm complaining.
Are there any particular accents that you enjoy ?