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29 October 2014

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Youth leaders Youth leaders at Drumgor Youth Centre, Craigavon.

Michael Hogg, Martin Mulholland, Megan McConaghy,

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Relationship of interviewees: Colleagues

Where: Craigavon, County Armagh

Language of interview: English
About this interview
Voice clip 1
The group discuss the many uses and meanings of the word "craic" - body language and tone of voice makes all the difference - and how confusing it is to people from other English-speaking countries.

Voice clip 2
The group discuss different meanings of dead on, which loosely means "okay" or "no problem", and the local term "Bout ye?" which is used for "How are you?". And they joke about how men in the local bars have a disconcerting tendency to answer a question you haven't asked yet.

More clips from this interview

Michael Hogg
Michael tries to describe the Craigavon accent - it's a mix of Belfast and other towns because a lot of people living there have moved from all over the region.

Megan McConaghy
Megan talks about the words people in Craigavon use instead of mum - but her mother won't put up with it.
Interview's notes

Long description of interview: This group of three youth leaders at the Drumgor Youth Centre, Craigavon range in ages from 19 to 32 years. Michael Hogg is the most vocal, but the other two are also keenly involved in the conversation. All are extremely engaged by the discussion of Craigavon and people's perception of the town.

Recorded by: Conor Garrett, Radio Ulster



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