Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Accented apologetics

I often hear surprised tones when I say I'm from Belfast. Of course, there are also those cunning or musical people who detect something odd in my accent and ask where I'm from. But for a more famous accent from Belfast, try Alister McGrath. Oh yes. [Like this, on Dawkins, to which I've been listening.] Born there 30 years before me, he went to the rival school to mine. Now when my accent gets like McGrath's, you'll have cause to question. He's got a book coming out, The Dawkins Delusion, in response to Dawkins' The God Delusion.

2 comments:

The Clokester said...

You can still hear a bit it, but its nearly as bad as Andrew Marr's Scottish Accent.

étrangère said...

Weel, you can still detect Marr's scottish accent! And I don't hear anything in McGrath's accent but poshe English!