Ireland is not a big country. We're a small island. But we do have a lot of very different accents. Even within a very small area accents change dramatically. The late Niall Tóibín did a very clever piece where he "toured" the country's accents starting up north. I'm not sure how well non-Irish people cope with this sort of thing, but I find it very entertaining. … [Read more...] about Irish Accents are Insanely Diverse
This is both hilarious and very accurate from Tadhg Hickey Watching this while drinking my coffee this morning and I nearly spat it out I was laughing so much! … [Read more...] about Loyalism Explained in the Most Cork Way
Amazon UK sent out email to its Irish (and EU) clients today about how they will handle things post-Brexit. It wasn't exactly informative or helpful. The choice of language was telling. Bottom line: they have no idea what they're doing or how it's going to impact customers in the EU who want to order from the e-commerce giant from January onwards (realistically from … [Read more...] about Amazon UK and Brexit is a Mess
My frustration with Mensa is growing. So the latest rubbish is around double standards. Yesterday Mensa International posted on Facebook about how Taiwan was being recognised as a national Mensa. Due to the politics around China and Taiwan there were a few comments of a political nature that led to their social media team responding: Mensa is a non-political … [Read more...] about Mensa – Lies or Ignorance?
After what seems to be aeons of Amazon treating Ireland like a second class citizen they're finally launching "Amazon Prime" in the Irish market. In an email I got earlier today they're announcing "unlimited two-day delivery" with Amazon Prime to Irish addresses. It's not very clear how they decide which items qualify for the free delivery to Irish addresses. While items … [Read more...] about Amazon Finally Launches Prime Delivery in Ireland