Gurning Expressions and Good Craic

Saoirse-Monica Jackson

Saoirse-Monica Jackson: ‘There’s a real sense of generosity in Derry.’ Photograph: Suki Dhanda/The Observer.

I’ve recently locked into “Derry Girls” on Netflix, of which I’ve just encountered this enthusiastic review in The Guardian. For me, a dialect wonk, the series is a bracing dip into Irish brogue, besides good entertainment.

The world is ready for this now [“funny young women”], and happy days — because we’re not going anywhere.

(Saoirse-Monica Jackson, quoted by Holly Williams, “Derry Girl Saoirse-Monica Jackson: ‘Yes, we have a harsh sense of humour’,” The Guardian, 3-17-19)

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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