Originally Posted by A Tyrant Named Miltiades!
Always took you for a culchie, Emmet.
I can't say this hasn't strained my admiration for you.
Didn't it ever occur to blame the smog on the cars, and not our God given turf?
Honestly, Emmet. I expected better. Tell us a toilet tale and all shall be forgiven.
No, that’s a scurrilous thought, Dublin “bred and buttered”, as they do be sayin’.
I blame the smog mostly on the coal but I worry about burning anything these days that could lead to the “pea soupers” returning.
One thing I will say in defence of the turf and that’s that it does give off a lovely smell. I’m out “west” at the moment and have visited a couple of cottages, you know the types, no TV, main living room with four rooms off it and a big open fire with a heap of turf burning all day. Mixed with the damp it gives quite a sweet “musty” scent to the dwelling.
I’m glad your admiration hasn’t been strained, that is reassuring as I know you “country” folk can have a bit of a “chip” on your shoulder when it comes to us Dubs. But do be careful not to “strain” anything else. I’d recommend adding a few prunes to your porridge to avoid this.