Book Title: Overheard in Dublin
Author: Gerard Kelly
Format: Paperback | 160 pages
Publication Date: 17 Oct 2006
Girl: `Giz a kiss.' Bloke: `Let me swally me phlegm first.' - Two aul dears queuing for the no. 27 bus. Just caught the end of the conversation: Old dear #1: `Sure whoaya tellin. De kids dees days is terrible bold.' Old dear #2: `And ye know it's not de parents I blame, it's the mudders an fadders.' - Country girl gets on no. 16 bus and asks driver how much is the fare. Driver replies, `Where are you going?' Country girl says, `To get my hair done!' - While visiting the Mater Hospital, hearing an old man complaining about the current conditions in hospital and being kept in a unisex environment: Old Man (to his daughter): `I'm 92 years old and here I am being left on a bed in a corridor with all these other patients, and to make it worst it's bisexual!' - Heard a girl answer her phone in the waiting room of Holles Street Maternity Hospital: `Well, tell me, am I an Auntie or an Uncle?' - D4 girl at Lansdowne Road for the All Blacks match. Just as the All Blacks begin the Haka, one girl says, `Oh, my God, are they doing a dance?'