Hiberno-English

 Hints for the Correction of the Irish Brogue

According to the directions given by Mr. B. H. Smart, an Irishman wishing to throw off the brogue of his mother country should avoid hurling out his words with a superfluous quantity of breath. It is not broadher  and widher  that he should say, but the d , and every other consonant, should be neatly delivered by the tongue, with as little riot, clattering, or breathing as possible. Next let him drop the roughness or rolling of the r  in all places but the beginning of syllables; he must not say stor-rum  and far-rum , but let the word be heard in one smooth syllable. He should exercise himself until he can convert plaze  into please planty  into plenty Jasus into Jesus , and so on. He should modulate his sentences, so as to avoid directing his accent all in one manner—from the acute to the grave. Keeping his ear on the watch for good examples, and exercising himself frequently upon them, he may become master of a greatly improved utterance. 

Tea First Used In England A. D. 1698.