Friday, March 30, 2007
It's the ordinary language that makes me happy in Ireland. I used to know an Irishman who would say 'Anything strange?' instead of the bland English 'Any news?' Hearing the latter, my mind goes black; the former sends my entire life flashing before my eyes. Anything strange? Yes, everything. And, as I left yesterday, one of my hosts said, 'Safe home.'
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:45 am